32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Seattle
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
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Washington DC
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New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 28th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Central Park and then take a stroll through Times Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Brewster to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brewster in August, with highs in New York City at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): hike along Tall Man's Misery, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then trek along Fat Man's Misery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Cave National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mammoth Cave National Park, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Badlands National Park.
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Badlands National Park — 2 nights

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, and then trek along Castle Trail. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Mammoth Cave National Park to Badlands National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

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You can fly from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Badlands National Park in September, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 nights

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 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Golden Gate Park, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 13th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then make a trip to General Sherman Tree, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at New York New York Casino.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 21st (Thu), take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.
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Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and then get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 74°F. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 1 night

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 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder site.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in September, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 82°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Central Florida travel guide

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Central Florida attracts visitors with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, theme parks, golf courses, and world-famous stock-car races. This part of the state is also home to numerous natural springs, many of which run through protected state parks and provide ideal natural locations for picnicking and spotting indigenous manatees and alligators. Central Florida boasts two coastlines, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that seafood is extremely popular in these parts. Tasting the local cuisine of fresh clams, lobster, mahi mahi, grouper, and yellowfin tuna is definitely one of the things to do. In addition to being a vacation hub, the central parts of Florida also house some of the country's top medical research and high-tech manufacturing facilities.
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