36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

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Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Downtown Disney District and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Anaheim hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Half Dome and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

3
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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.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

2
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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 19th (Sun), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

6
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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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

5
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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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Empire State Building. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, stop by Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Washington DC using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 85°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks