42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
train + Fly:  14​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Head to Pioneer Square and Pacific Placefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Olympic National Park (Murhut Falls & Hood Canal). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

Birmingham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Seattle is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Birmingham, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Murhut Falls ©
Murhut Falls

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: hike along Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Lake, stroll through Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Head to Union Square and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Getting from Glacier National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

5
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.
Do your shopping at Hopi House and Canyon Village Marketplace. Step out of the city life by going to North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 15th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Yellowstone National Park will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lamar Valley and Gibbon Falls. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYC. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, do sightseeing your way with Narwhal Yacht Charters, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Shopping, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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