36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Southlake
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Southlake
— 2 nights
Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Seattle
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately Bronx away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll through The High Line, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Washington DC — 2 nights

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 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Museums

Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New Orleans.
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Theme Parks

New Orleans — 2 nights

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 (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder app.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Orlando in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Southlake.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Southlake — 2 nights

Southlake is a city located predominantly in Tarrant County with minor areas extending into Denton County in the U.S. state of Texas. On the 14th (Thu), make a splash at NRH2O Family Water Park and then let little ones run wild at Urban Air Trampoline Park. On your second day here, make a splash at Hawaiian Falls Roanoke.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Southlake online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Southlake with the Route module. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Southlake to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Southlake to Chicago with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Southlake in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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Parks · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Side Trip

Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Seattle Waterfront, stop by Glasshouse Studio, and wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle online trip maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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