30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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New York City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning website.

Montevideo, Uruguay to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montevideo to New York City. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and trek along Trout Lake Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Seattle

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Brackett's Landing South in Edmonds, approximately Edmonds away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

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

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Widforss Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery & Gracianna Winery). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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