25 days in United States Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
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Glacier National Park — 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Grinnell Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Glacier National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, Glacier National Park is colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

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 10th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be somewhat warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, stroll through Pelican Creek Trail, and explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in July, with lows around 39°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Washington DC — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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Museums

New York City — 4 nights

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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, stroll around The High Line, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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