29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  16​h
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
New Orleans
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 7 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage day trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Anchorage is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Anchorage is minus 9 hours. July in Anchorage sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

few
hours
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Honolulu takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

few
hours
Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Filbert Steps ©
Filbert Steps

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 9th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

few
hours
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then take a stroll through Garden District.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Washington DC, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

7
nights
New York City

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Broadway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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