18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Hollywood
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Great Neck to see Great Neck Steppingstone Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Dumbo, visit Times Square, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation site.

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

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Dumbo ©
Dumbo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, then examine the collection at National Postal Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Renwick Gallery ©
Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally get in on the family fun at Fun Spot America.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fun Spot America ©
Fun Spot America
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

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Miami

Miami ©

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Deering Estate, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, kick back and relax at South Beach, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally wander the streets of Wynwood. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, enjoy the sea views from Cape Florida Lighthouse, then explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami, then buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miami day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hollywood.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Wynwood ©
Wynwood

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Hollywood

Hollywood ©

Diamond of the Gold Coast

The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Ancient Spanish Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Anne Kolb Nature Center, then kick back and relax at Hollywood North Beach Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hollywood trip tool.

Hollywood is just a short distance from Miami. In August in Hollywood, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Hollywood

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
The Ancient Spanish Monastery ©
The Ancient Spanish Monastery
Anne Kolb Nature Center ©
Anne Kolb Nature Center

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Murdochs, make a trip to Old City Cemetery, take a stroll through The Strand, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Porretto Beach. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum of African American Culture, learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, then examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and finally explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hollywood to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Porretto Beach ©
Porretto Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get great views at Moran Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then get great views at Navajo Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like California Science Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Petersen Automotive Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, hike along Lands End, then explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and finally examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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