35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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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, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip app.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

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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.
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, get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and finally trek along Alum Cave Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Garden of the Gods.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Colorado Springs in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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: hike along Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Lipan Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Colorado Springs in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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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: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and explore the activities along McDonald Creek.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.