40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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New Orleans
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
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Atlantic City
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New York City
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Seattle
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Portland
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and MacLeod Family Vineyard. Golden Gate Bridge and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Tara Firma Farms (in Petaluma), Napa (Trinitas Cellars, O'Brien Estate Winery, &more) and Swanson Vineyards Salon (in Rutherford). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Riggers Loft Wine Company, take a stroll through Bay Street, get a sense of history and politics at San Francisco City Hall, and stop by Bump Wine Cellars.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder site.

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Old Plaza Firehouse, examine the collection at America Tropical Interpretive Center, then make a trip to Hollyhock House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bunker Hill Steps.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Old Plaza Firehouse ©
Old Plaza Firehouse

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Las Vegas

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, then examine the collection at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and finally browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Get some historical perspective at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. Take a break from Phoenix with a short trip to Huhugam Heritage Center in Chandler, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Gila River War Relocation Center, and get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Phoenix.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phoenix road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix is 1 hour. July in Phoenix sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ©
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission Concepcion are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Grape Creek Vineyards and Medina River Natural Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Texas Rangers Heritage Center, Narrow Path Winery, &more), Helena (in Karnes City) and Winery on the Gruene (in New Braunfels). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Paris Hatters, and contemplate the long history of Little Church of La Villita.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in San Antonio reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards
Helena ©
Helena

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New Orleans

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.
On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Moonshine Nettie, admire the striking features of Pontalba Buildings, then view the masterpieces at Tami Curtis Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Mother-in-Law Lounge. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans vacation maker site.

Getting from San Antonio to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

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New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Oakland Cemetery and Elder Mill Covered Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Stone Mountain Park and Buford Trout Hatchery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Ashley Park (in Newnan), Rabbit Hill Park (in Dacula) and Slingshot Entertainment (in Norcross). There's more to do: learn more about the world around you at Georgia Museum of Natural History and enjoy breathtaking views from Jackson Street Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Atlanta to be slightly colder, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Oakland Cemetery ©
Oakland Cemetery
Elder Mill Covered Bridge ©
Elder Mill Covered Bridge

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and National Aquarium. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Anne's Church and Manassas National Battlefield Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: The Chesapeake Children's Museum (in Annapolis) and USS Torsk (in Baltimore). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Falls Church, pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Luther Place Memorial Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Atlanta to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Manassas National Battlefield Park ©
Manassas National Battlefield Park

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Visit Washington Memorial Chapel and Historic Odessa Foundation for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Citizens Bank Park and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Venture out of the city with trips to Michener Art Museum (in Doylestown), Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery (in Pilesgrove) and Mennonite Heritage Center (in Harleysville). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, contemplate the long history of Wooddale Covered Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Amstel House Museum and Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia online route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Washington Memorial Chapel ©
Washington Memorial Chapel
Historic Odessa Foundation ©
Historic Odessa Foundation
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ©
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City ©

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape May City Beaches and Dewey Beach. Relax by the water at Ship Bottom Beach and Windward Beach Park. Explore Atlantic City's surroundings by going to Lewes Beach (in Lewes), Pickering Beach (in Dover) and Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Atlantic City Boardwalk, walk around Brighton Park, do a tasting at Turdo Vineyards & Winery, and steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Atlantic City trip itinerary app.

Drive from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Dewey Beach ©
Dewey Beach
Lewes Beach ©
Lewes Beach

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New York City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Meadowlands Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at New York Public Library and Museum of Chinese in America. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Atlantic City to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. Traveling from Atlantic City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Snoqualmie Falls and Kerry Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Monroe Historical Museum and LeMay - America's Car Museum. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground in Carnation, approximately Carnation away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip site.

Getting from New York City to Seattle by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Monroe Historical Museum ©
Monroe Historical Museum

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Visiting Mt. Hood National Forest and Lower Punchbowl Falls will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Powell's City of Books. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Wind Mountain Hiking Trail (in Stevenson) and Lucia Falls Regional Park (in Yacolt). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Depot Rail Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

Drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Lucia Falls Regional Park ©
Lucia Falls Regional Park

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