33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Exeter, UK to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along North Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, trek along Taggart Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Firehole River, take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit website.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Seattle — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip site.

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 difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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