32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Anchorage
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New York City

— 3 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, walk around The High Line, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read New York City trip maker.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online road trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): walk around Millennium Park, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 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 9th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll around Indian Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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 15th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along North Dome, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 33°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): make a trip to Schwabacher Landing and then trek along Taggart Lake. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park route maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip website.

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Anchorage

— 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
On the 29th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Seward Hwy, and then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Anchorage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.