40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Visit Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoxie House (in Sandwich), Nauset Light Beach (in Eastham) and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (in North Chatham). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach, examine the collection at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and stroll through Long Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Provincetown is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Provincetown. In August, daytime highs in Provincetown are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwich, Nauset Beach, Nauset Light Beach, Corn Hill Beach, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some cultural insight at Times Square and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's lots more to do: make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through Central Park, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Provincetown to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Provincetown in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Get outdoors at North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 20th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, make a trip to Powell Point, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Glacier Point. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Take a break from the city and head to Twin Peaks and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu tour planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Honolulu to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. While traveling from Honolulu, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hayden Valley and Old Faithful. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, and hike along Artist Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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