36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
3
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
4
Anchorage
— 1 night
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
8
Buena Vista
— 1 day
9
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
10
New York City
— 5 nights

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and cruise along Grand Loop Road.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Rochester to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rochester in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, thentake in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, thenview the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thencatch a live event at T-Mobile Park, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the next day, stroll through Ruby Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

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

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary and then get to know the fascinating history of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Anchorage in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Anchorage sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Bring the kids along to Waikiki Beach and Waimea Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Duke Kahanamoku.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey maker website.

Fly from Anchorage to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Anchorage to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Filbert Street Stairs and Sutro Baths. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, shop like a local with Union Square, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route builder app.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Escape the urban bustle at Vernal Fall and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
day
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to Buena Vista takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Buena Vista. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Grotto Falls Parking. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roaring Fork and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Tue) at Dollywood. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

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Fly from Buena Vista to Gatlinburg in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Buena Vista to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Buena Vista in August, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

5
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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning app.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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