37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 30​min
12
Sandwich
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and examine the collection at The Grammy Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls

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.
On the 9th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest and then explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and then contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Anchorage in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Anchorage is 1 hour. Traveling from Honolulu in August, things will get colder in Anchorage: highs are around 66°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip tool .

Getting from Anchorage to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then stroll through Highline Trail, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip website .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at China Beach, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, hike along Panorama Trail, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

3
nights
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 cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Frick Collection. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online route planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and deepen your understanding at Georgetown University.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 10th (Mon), engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, and finally stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sandwich itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Sandwich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Sandwich reach 73°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Shining Sea Bikeway
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Hoxie House ©
Hoxie House

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