33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Durham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip tool.

Durham, UK to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Durham to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, hike along Highline Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

1
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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.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Grand Teton National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

4
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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

4
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

4
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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

3
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 4th (Fri): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 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 (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City vacation maker website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.