45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
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New York City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, get great views at Top of the Rock, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Washington DC.

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Central Park
4.8

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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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online trip builder.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando Resort make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. It doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Orlando reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, hike along Cape Final Trail, and get great views at Hopi Point.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

3
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! about 46 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, hike along Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Glacier Point
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Geologic Formation
Half Dome
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Hiking Trail
Tuolumne Meadows
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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (42-mile Scenic Loop Drive & Taggart Lake). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with Teton Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Must see
Grand Teton
4.9

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Hot Spring
Porcelain Basin
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Wildlife Area
Hayden Valley
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Seattle

Seattle ©

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.
Bring the kids along to Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Space Needle, walk around Olympic Sculpture Park, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium
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Observation Deck
Space Needle
4.3
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Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3

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