35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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New York City
— 4 nights
2
Philadelphia
— 1 night
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
5
Custer
— 3 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
10
Orlando
— 5 nights
11
Miami
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley) and Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve (in Franklin Lakes). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Conservation Center, meet the residents at Bronx Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, Hook Mountain State Park, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 25th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Morris Arboretum, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Independence Hall. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Stroud Preserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Longwood Gardens, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stroud Preserve, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Morris Arboretum ©
Morris Arboretum
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago holiday maker website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Chicago is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Custer.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cowles Bog
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Family-friendly places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Sylvan Lake will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Mount Moriah Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Custer: Keystone (Big Thunder Gold Mine & Presidential Trail) and Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Black Hills National Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, and appreciate the history behind Crazy Horse Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Custer driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Custer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Custer. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Custer in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Clark County Heritage Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Popular historic sites such as Stetson Mansion and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Find out how to plan Orlando trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

DeLand, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Ocean Drive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, gain interesting insight with Art Deco Tours, and take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

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