36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app.

Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to 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, trek along Panorama Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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 Musee Mecanique, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
On the 12th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder site.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: 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 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 83°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Washington DC by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Washington DC. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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: stroll through Central Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, wander the streets of Times Square, and make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.