26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
College Station
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
San Antonio
— 3 nights
7
El Paso
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Belfast

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then take a stroll through North End, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then make a trip to Louisburg Square, and finally stroll through Boston Common.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary maker tool .

Belfast, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Belfast in June, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at White House. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip site .

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to College Station.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
College Station

College Station ©
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery, then go for a walk through Bonfire Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of Kyle Field, and finally take an in-depth tour of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. On your second day here, stroll through Washington-on-the-Brazos and then see the interesting displays at Blue Bell Creameries.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our College Station road trip website .

You can drive from New Orleans to College Station in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in College Station to be slightly colder, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in College Station

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blue Bell Creameries, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Messina Hof Winery
Highlights from your plan
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker app .

Getting from College Station to San Antonio by car takes about 3 hours. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

3
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at War Eagles Air Museum, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dripping Springs Natural Area.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Paso trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Las Cruces, War Eagles Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
El Paso Zoo ©
El Paso Zoo
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from El Paso to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from El Paso in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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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 13th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums 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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