40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Boston

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. Step off the beaten path and head to North End and USS Constitution Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Salem Maritime National Historic Site (in Salem), Concord (Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge & Sleepy Hollow Cemetery) and Chandler Hovey Park (in Marblehead). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, get engrossed in the history at Old South Meeting House, explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House, and contemplate the long history of Charlestown Navy Yard.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Boston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Boston at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Newport

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Audrain Automobile Museum, then admire the striking features of The Elms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, brush up on your military savvy at Naval War College Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of American Illustration, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Newport sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning app.

You can drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newport in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Gettysburg

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Get some historical perspective at Gettysburg National Military Park and Jennie Wade House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gettysburg National Cemetery and 1863 Escape. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Abraham Lincoln Statue, get engrossed in the history at Civil War Tails At the Homestead Diorama Museum, don't miss a visit to Monument to Brigadier General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, and steep yourself in history at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from New York City to Gettysburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Gettysburg, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Historic Southern Railway Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Abrams Falls Trail. When in Knoxville, make a side trip to see Grotto Falls Parking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Fort Dickerson Park, admire the masterpieces at Knoxville Museum of Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at First Baptist Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Knoxville journey planner.

You can fly from Gettysburg to Knoxville in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Immaculate Conception Church. Whitney Plantation and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see St. Joseph Plantation about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Knoxville in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
On the 21st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday maker.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit cooler (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Get in touch with nature at South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Yaki Point. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and don't miss a visit to Moran Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Drive from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Shelby American Inc and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums

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San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Coronado Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Grace Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Dominic Church, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Iolani Palace and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Change things up with a short trip to Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about all things military at US Army Museum of Hawaii, explore the galleries of Queen Emma Summer Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.