31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  24​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
10
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Groningen

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

Groningen, The Netherlands to Seattle is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Groningen in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and hike along Artist Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, Yosemite National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate SS Jeremiah O'Brien and The Embarcadero. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can 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 taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Las Vegas in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and North Kaibab Trail. On the 20th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

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
day
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 23rd (Thu): take a stroll through Garden District, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, New Orleans is much warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Newseum. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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