43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly to White Plains, Train to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Provincetown — 3 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Nauset Light Beach and Corn Hill Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Coast Guard Beach in Eastham (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, stroll through Herring Cove Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown driving holiday planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Provincetown is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Provincetown. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect nights in Provincetown to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, stroll around The High Line, wander the streets of Times Square, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning tool.

Getting from Provincetown to New York City by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Provincetown - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gain insight at Georgetown University, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Grotto Falls Parking. Attractions like Mount LeConte and Chimneys Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Bright Angel Trail and Bright Angel Point. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Grandview Point, and cruise along Cape Royal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Half Dome and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Taggart Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, stroll through North Rim Trail, and admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then stroll through Alki Beach, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ozette Loop Hike and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 2 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, and then cruise along Seward Hwy. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage day trip site.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Anchorage by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Olympic National Park to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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