31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  6​h
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
London

4
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and Frick Collection. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, stop by Strand Bookstore, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City custom trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial

4
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Visiting Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, trek along Grotto Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops
Roaring Fork

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Barneys New York. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

5
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

5
days
Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Second Beach Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park travel itinerary creator.

Fly from San Francisco to Olympic National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Olympic National Park, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach
Second Beach Trail

1
day
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 30th (Thu), wander the streets of Pioneer Square, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary builder.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Seattle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pioneer Square

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