34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Durham

4
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planner.

Durham to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 6th (Fri), work some fitness into your day at Charles River Esplanade and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Louisburg Square, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library, and finally explore and take pictures at Fenway Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boston travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Boston reach 83°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Charles River Esplanade ©
Charles River Esplanade
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library

5
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New York City

New York City ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and stroll through Alki Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle tour planner.

Getting from New York City to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 78°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu vacation planner.

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. In July, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 38 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 72°F and lows of 57°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, cruise along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 82°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 68°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 54°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 2nd (Thu): shop like a local with The Strip, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Big Sur to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 101°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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