35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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New Orleans
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
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New York City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sam's Point Preserve and Black Creek Preserve. Visiting Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve and T.R. Gallo West Strand Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hawk's Nest Highway (in Port Jervis), Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary (in New Paltz) and Orange County Arboretum (in Montgomery). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Must see
9/11 Memorial
4.7
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Wildlife Area
Black Creek Preserve
4.3

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Royal Street. Head to Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art and Faulkner House Booksfor some retail therapy. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Garden District
4.7

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway in Marble Canyon (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Navajo Bridge and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect much colder with lows of 6°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.1

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Las Vegas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Mob Museum and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Change things up with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Los Angeles

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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, shop like a local with Mrs. Fish, have fun at California Science Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
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Natural History Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
4.4

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get outdoors at Yosemite Falls and Four Mile Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, get great views at Valley View, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7
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Must see
Vernal Fall
4.8

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Ocean Avenue. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum and then engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Cable Car Museum
4.6

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge, then admire the landmark architecture of Vista House, and finally take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, and then browse the fresh offerings at Esther Short Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portland holiday builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Portland hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Oneonta Gorge
4.7
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Powell's City of Books
4.8

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner.

You can fly from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
S Rim Trail
4.9

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Michigan City Beach, do a tasting at Butler Winery, and then hike along Cowles Bog. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, do a tasting at Running Vines Winery, and then go for a walk through Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Chicago hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lakefront Trail
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Cowles Bog
4.8
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Scenic Walking Area
Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, then learn about all things military at U.S. Naval Academy, and then step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Washington DC at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.7

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