37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Laporte
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and stroll through The High Line.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to New York City is minus 6 hours. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Washington DC route planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte. When in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, make a side trip to see Raft Outdoor Adventures in Hartford, approximately Hartford away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally stroll around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago journey website.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls tour app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Seattle

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Laporte.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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Laporte

Laporte ©
Laporte is a census-designated place in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Open Air Adventure Park and then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Laporte trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Laporte. In August, Laporte is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laporte

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Open Air Adventure Park ©
Open Air Adventure Park
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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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.
Get outdoors at North Rim Visitor Center and Lipan Point. On the 31st (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Laporte to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Laporte in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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