26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Niagara Falls on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then examine the collection at Niagara Falls Discovery Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then make a trip to Cloud Gate, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in July since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Chapel of St. Basil, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Art Car Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are slightly colder (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally admire the sheer force of Kepler Cascades.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Houston to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Houston - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
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.
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and then get great views at Tunnel View. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco attractions tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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