19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Doha

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool .

Doha, Qatar to Washington DC is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: highs in Washington DC hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Get some cultural insight at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bear Country USA and Custer State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (in Sturgis), Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Adams House (in Deadwood). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, get engrossed in the history at Wades Gold Mill, appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapid City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Rapid City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in July since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hill City, Windcross Conservancy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Plains Indian. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, see the interesting displays at Homesteader Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Cody takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Cody to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Powell
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Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum ©
Cody Dug Up Gun Museum

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 19th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Frankfort Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elberta Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Cody to Traverse City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Empire, Frankfort Beach, Elberta Beach
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Museum of Natural History and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City online travel route planner .

Getting from Traverse City to New York City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than Traverse City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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