42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Chicago
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
11
Provincetown
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Islamabad

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Appreciate the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, shop like a local with Seaport District NYC, and stroll around Central Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City driving holiday site .

Islamabad, Pakistan to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Islamabad in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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 ©

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and Newseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (in St. Michaels) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skyline Drive, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle route planning app .

Getting from Washington DC to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online visit planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get some cultural insight at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Schramsberg Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, savor the flavors at Domaine Chandon, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mumm Napa.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to St. Helena takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in St. Helena reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, Domaine Chandon, Robert Mondavi Winery, VJB Cellars, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Legion of Honor will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Annenberg Community Beach House, Montana Avenue, & more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Amoeba Music, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Field Museum and Chicago Cultural Center. There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, make a trip to Millennium Park, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Plimoth Plantation. Let the collections at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum capture your imagination. When in Provincetown, make a side trip to see Samuell Day Gallery in Barnstable, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, stroll through Race Point Beach, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Chicago to Provincetown takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Provincetown due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get little chillier in Provincetown: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Samuell Day Gallery, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Plimoth Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Long Point ©
Long Point
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

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