37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday planning website .

Valletta, Malta to Seattle is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Valletta to Seattle, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valletta in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation site .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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.
Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art capture your imagination. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Avila Adobe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
On the 31st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
On the 4th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at Cabildo, then take a stroll through French Quarter, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in New Orleans reach 33°C and lows reach 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Washington DC, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, 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

6
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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Ellis Island and Governors Island National Monument will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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