42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Cody
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Drive to Seward
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Seward
— 3 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City route planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Clingmans Dome). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head travel route builder site.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Hilton Head. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore hidden gems such as Sylvan Lake and Needles Eye Tunnel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Big Thunder Gold Mine). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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You can fly from Hilton Head to Custer in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Hilton Head, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip builder tool.

Fly from Custer to Buena Vista in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Buena Vista, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cody.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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Cody

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town, and then admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cody trip planning app.

You can fly from Buena Vista to Cody in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in July since evenings lows in Cody dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner to see Horseback Riding Tours about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and trek along Trout Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cody in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Taggart Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, and take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Seward

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and Resurrection Bay. Step out of Seward to go to Kenai Fjords National Park and see Exit Glacier, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seward trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Seward. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Seward, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 12°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Juneau

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tracy Arm Fjord and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, get interesting insight from Tours, and get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Juneau trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Juneau in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Juneau are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.