34 days in United States Itinerary

34 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
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Laporte
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights

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New York City

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The High Line. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, race across the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and find something for the whole family at Victorian Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

New Plymouth, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Plymouth to New York City is minus 17 hours. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Grant Park, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 8th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. You'll set off for Seattle on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Seattle

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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, walk around Discovery Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Laporte.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Laporte

Laporte is a census-designated place in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Open Air Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Laporte day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Laporte. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Laporte is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Laporte, with lows around 15°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laporte

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Open Air Adventure Park ©
Open Air Adventure Park
Tiny Town Miniature Golf ©
Tiny Town Miniature Golf

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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.
Bring the kids along to North Rim Visitor Center and Rim Trail. On the 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Laporte to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Laporte in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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