28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Hoover
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Manama

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker site .

Manama, Bahrain to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manama in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at State of Pennsylvania Monument, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, don't miss a visit to Devils Den, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg itinerary builder .

You can drive from New York City to Gettysburg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gettysburg, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Devils Den ©
Devils Den

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 11th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can drive from Gettysburg to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Gettysburg in August, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Niagara Jet Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Walking tours

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, experience the excitement of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in August, with highs in Orlando at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Hoover

Hoover ©
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. On the 18th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoover tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Orlando to Hoover with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Hoover is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in August, Hoover is slightly colder at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Hoover

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Birmingham
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

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

Explore your travel options from Hoover to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Hoover to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hoover in August, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Buck Rock Lookout and then trek along Congress Trail. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online tour planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wawona route planning site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona in 3.5 hours. In August in Wawona, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in August, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and trek along Artist Point.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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