43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Bronx Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

Plan my day in New York City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

3
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at White House, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Chimneys Picnic Area. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Hartford and see 5 Rivers Adventures, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a splash at Dollywood, head outdoors with The Sinks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Hartford, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
5 Rivers Adventures ©
5 Rivers Adventures
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Orlando. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Adventure City & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Los Angeles takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, walk around Mariposa Grove, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planning site .

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, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: B&B Family Farm (in Sequim) and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (in Tacoma). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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