40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Atlantic City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
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Phoenix
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount St. Helens and Mt. Hood National Forest. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and The Depot Rail Museum. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Lucia Falls Regional Park (in Yacolt), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and Short Sands Beach (in Manzanita). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Topaz Farm and look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Portland is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. In July, Portland is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Snoqualmie Falls and Paradise Valley Conservation Area. LeMay - America's Car Museum and Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground (in Carnation), Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend) and Chimacum Corner Farmstand (in Chimacum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, engage your brain at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, and walk around Kerry Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip tool.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Seattle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and American Airpower Museum. Visiting Cedar Beach and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Stokes State Forest (in Branchville), Ramapo Mountain State Forest (in Oakland) and Ukrainian Museum and Library (in Stamford). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Orchard Street and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Seattle to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to New York City. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Atlantic City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turdo Vineyards & Winery and Tuckerton Seaport. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ship Bottom Beach and Windward Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Atlantic City side-trips: Mantoloking Beach (in Mantoloking) and Cape May City Beaches (in Cape May). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and wander the streets of Atlantic City Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Atlantic City online itinerary planner.

You can drive from New York City to Atlantic City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Atlantic City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Your inner history buff will appreciate Whitesbog Village and Laurel Hill Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Graeme Park (in Horsham), Dutch Wonderland (in Lancaster) and Princeton (St. Paul's Catholic Church & Landau's). The adventure continues: catch a live event at Citizens Bank Park and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip planning website.

You can drive from Atlantic City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Manassas National Battlefield Park and Smithsonian American Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ladew Topiary Gardens and Fredericksburg Battlefield and Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Thomas Stone National Historic Site (in Port Tobacco) and Baltimore (Federal Hill Park & Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC tour planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Oakland Cemetery and Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Discover Mills (in Lawrenceville), Yahoola Creek Park (in Dahlonega) and Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Atlanta and stop by Ashley Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Atlanta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old New Orleans Rum Distillery and Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour. Popular historic sites such as Joy Theater and Pontalba Buildings are in your itinerary. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, approximately Slidell away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Storyville District, look for gifts at Moonshine Nettie, walk around New Orleans City Park, and appreciate the history behind Deepwater Horizon Memorial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Atlanta to New Orleans in 3.5 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. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Visit Mission Concepcion and Helena for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pontotoc Vineyard and Sister Creek Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Narrow Path Winery, Main Street, &more) and McKenna Children's Museum (in New Braunfels). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Little Church of La Villita, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at K1 Speed San Antonio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in San Antonio to be slightly colder, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and Arizona Grand Golf Course are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at McDowell Sonoran Preserve and Balloon Rides. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Lake Pleasant Regional Park in Morristown, approximately Morristown away. There's more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and see the interesting displays at Huhugam Heritage Center.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Phoenix holiday builder app.

Getting from San Antonio to Phoenix by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 47°C and lows about 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning website.

You can fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 29°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Newport Beach and Redondo Beach. Old Plaza and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), The Getty Villa (in Malibu) and Baby Beach (in Dana Point). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, stop by Buy Hand, and examine the collection at America Tropical Interpretive Center.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, trek along Mori Point, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of The Flood Building.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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United States travel guide

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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.