35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Scranton
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Forks
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Hersheypark (in Hershey) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Scranton.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Scranton

— 1 night
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, stroll around Nay Aug Park, then explore the striking landscape at Seven Tubs Natural Area, and finally snap pictures at Market Street Bridge.

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

Drive from Philadelphia to Scranton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Scranton, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Scranton

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 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.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Coney Island in Brooklyn, approximately Brooklyn away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker.

Drive from Scranton to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Scranton in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Tuscarora Heroes Monument, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Falls Street.

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You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, Niagara Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Casinos · Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and try out the rides at Navy Pier.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 2nd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Forks.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Forks

— 3 nights
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 5th (Mon), Head underground at Tree Root Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, then stop by Native to Twilight, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sol Duc Falls and then explore the activities along Crescent Lake.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Forks trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Forks in 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Forks. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Forks, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Seattle

— 2 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online travel route builder.

Getting from Forks to Seattle by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Forks in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seattle, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
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.