38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Olympia
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Mount Rainier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
North Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

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 outdoors at Seahurst Beach Park and Alki Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and The Museum of Flight. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Olympia is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): shop like a local with Childhood's End Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Tumwater Falls Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Tolmie State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Olympia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Olympia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seattle in July since evenings lows in Olympia dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Olympia

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Tumwater Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Tumwater Falls Park ©
Tumwater Falls Park
Childhood's End Gallery ©
Childhood's End Gallery

4
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Get outdoors at Mount Rainier and Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Skyline Trail and Nisqually Vista Loop. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, hike along Trail of the Shadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Muir Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Olympia to Mount Rainier National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. July in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to North Bend.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls

1
night
North Bend

North Bend ©
North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Twin Falls, experience rural life at Bybee Blueberry Farm, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the North Bend online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to North Bend. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in North Bend when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in North Bend

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Bybee Blueberry Farm ©
Bybee Blueberry Farm

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Zuma Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Simi Valley to see Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Bend to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from North Bend in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Zuma Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

6
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Take a break from the city and head to Bandelier National Monument and Balloon Rides. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and Santa Fe Plaza. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Santa Fe (The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Monroe Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Petroglyph National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Albuquerque are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Popular historic sites such as Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and St. Mary's Church High Hill are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham), Whistling Duck Winery (in Weimar) and Columbia Historical Museum (in West Columbia). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, get engrossed in the history at The Heritage Society, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Houston visit planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Houston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Houston, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

West Columbia, Whistling Duck Winery, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Blue Bell Creameries, St. Mary's Church High Hill
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Historical Museum ©
Columbia Historical Museum
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Oak Alley Plantation and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of New Orleans to go to Wallace and see Whitney Plantation, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans holiday app .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and Jennie Wade House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antietam National Battlefield and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry), Gettysburg (Shriver House Museum & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car 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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Washington DC, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Antietam National Battlefield, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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