40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Dublin
Fly + bus:  9​h
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  10​h
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
Dublin

2
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Boston Common, get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston driving holiday website .

Dublin, Ireland to Boston is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

5
days
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

4
days
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and then take in panoramic vistas at 360 CHICAGO.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Chicago at 34°C and lows at 23°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and then admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park route maker site .

Fly from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

4
days
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 8th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

7
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
days
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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle route builder .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Seattle in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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