56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Mojave
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Supai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Sedona
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
12
Austin
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + tram + train + bus:  6​h 30​min
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Homestead
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Lee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Crystal River
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Dunnellon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Ormond Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
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Daytona Beach
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
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Newark
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
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New York City
— 2 nights
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New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Chatham
— 1 day
+4
bus + Fly + bus + subway + bus:  7​h
24
Akron
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
25
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
26
Fort Payne
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
27
Glenrio
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
28
Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
29
South Beloit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
30
Black River Falls
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
31
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
32
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
33
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

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Santa Clara

Santa Clara ©
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. On the 15th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf and then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. On the next day, cruise along West Cliff Drive and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Clara trip generator.

San Francisco to Santa Clara is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Santa Clara to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Theme Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Stanford University
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Santa Clara to Los Angeles with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Clara in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Mojave

Mojave ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll through The BLVD, explore and take pictures at Lancaster JetHawks, and then don't miss a visit to Civic Musical Road. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tehachapi Loop, then see the interesting displays at Tehachapi Depot Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mojave itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to Mojave by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Mojave: highs are around 96°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Lancaster, Tehachapi
Highlights from your plan
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum ©
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Village and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Mojave to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mojave in July since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Grove Visitor Center ©
Cedar Grove Visitor Center

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then browse the collection at Family History Library. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Family History Library ©
Family History Library
Room Escape Games

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Artist Point. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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 26th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in a show at Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 103°F and lows of 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Supai.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Supai

Supai ©
Supai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, within the Grand Canyon.As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 208. On the 28th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Havasu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Supai Indian Village, admire the sheer force of Havasupai Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Mooney Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Supai itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Supai. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Supai to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Supai

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Havasu Falls ©
Havasu Falls
Mooney Falls ©
Mooney Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Supai to Grand Canyon National Park. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Sedona

Sedona
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sedona tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Sedona reach 92°F and lows reach 69°F. You will leave for Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Sedona to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Carlsbad Caverns National Park can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Bonnell and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill Bar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Austin online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August: high temperatures in Austin hover around 101°F and lows are around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Homestead.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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Homestead

Homestead ©
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Coral Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades Alligator Farm, and then hike along Anhinga Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Homestead trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Austin to Homestead in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Homestead due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Homestead: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lee.

Things to do in Homestead

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Coral Castle ©
Coral Castle
Everglades Alligator Farm ©
Everglades Alligator Farm

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Lee

Lee
Lee is a town in Madison County, Florida, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lee trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Homestead to Lee with the Route module. August in Lee sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toCrystal River.

Things to do in Lee

Nature Parks

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Crystal River

Crystal River ©
The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Alpaca Magic USA.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Crystal River itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lee to Crystal River in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Dunnellon.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Alpaca Magic USA, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Dunnellon

Dunnellon ©
Dunnellon is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow River and then admire the majestic nature at Rainbow Springs State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dunnellon custom trip planner.

Dunnellon is just a short distance from Crystal River. August in Dunnellon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ormond Beach.

Things to do in Dunnellon

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Springs State Park ©
Rainbow Springs State Park
Rainbow River ©
Rainbow River

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Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and then kick back and relax at Ormond Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Marineland Dolphin Adventure and then take a memorable drive along The Loop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ormond Beach trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dunnellon to Ormond Beach takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Ormond Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marineland Dolphin Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail ©
Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail
Marineland Dolphin Adventure ©
Marineland Dolphin Adventure

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach custom trip planner.

Daytona Beach is just a stone's throw from Ormond Beach. In August in Daytona Beach, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at The White House. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC custom trip planner.

You can fly from Daytona Beach to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newark.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Newark

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral, examine the collection at Silverball Museum - Asbury Park, NJ, and then admire all the interesting features of Princeton University. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Turtle Back Zoo, explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newark itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Washington DC to Newark. In August in Newark, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Newark

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Princeton, Silverball Pinball Museum, Turtle Back Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Princeton University ©
Princeton University
Princeton University Art Museum ©
Princeton University Art Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bryant Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and then make a trip to 61 Broadway. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at One World Trade Center, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newark to New York City takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art
Broadway ©
Broadway
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge

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New York City

New York City
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Chatham.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Chatham Pier and Fish Market and then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chatham tour planner.

Drive from New York City to Chatham in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Chatham to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akron.

Things to do in Chatham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): meet the residents at Akron Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akron itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chatham to Akron. In August in Akron, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Akron

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Akron Zoo ©
Akron Zoo

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and stop by NOC.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akron to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Fort Payne Depot Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fort Payne. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fort Payne is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Fort Payne are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glenrio.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Payne Depot Museum ©
Fort Payne Depot Museum

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Glenrio

Glenrio ©
Glenrio, formerly Rock Island, is an unincorporated community in both Deaf Smith County, Texas, and Quay County, New Mexico, in the United States. On the 25th (Fri), explore the activities along Ute Lake State Park and then see the interesting displays at Russell's Truck and Travel Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Glenrio trip generator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort Payne to Glenrio. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Payne to Glenrio is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Glenrio can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Davis.

Things to do in Glenrio

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ute Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ute Lake State Park ©
Ute Lake State Park
Russell's Truck and Travel Center ©
Russell's Truck and Travel Center

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Davis

Davis ©
Davis is a city in Garvin and Murray counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Turner Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Davis trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glenrio to Davis in 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glenrio to Davis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glenrio in August, Davis is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to South Beloit.

Things to do in Davis

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turner Falls Park ©
Turner Falls Park

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South Beloit

South Beloit ©
South Beloit is a city located in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States. On the 28th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Yerkes Observatory, then experience rural life at Apple Barn Orchard and Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Historic Auto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rotary Botanical Gardens and then stroll through Krape City Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South Beloit online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Davis to South Beloit takes 13 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Davis to South Beloit due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Davis in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Beloit: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Black River Falls.

Things to do in South Beloit

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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Historic Auto Museum, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Yerkes Observatory, Apple Barn Orchard and Winery, Krape Park
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Rotary Botanical Gardens ©
Rotary Botanical Gardens
Historic Auto Museum ©
Historic Auto Museum
Krape Park ©
Krape Park

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Black River Falls

Black River Falls ©
Black River Falls is a city in Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hike along Elroy-Sparta State Trail and then learn about winemaking at Elmaro Vineyard.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Black River Falls itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Beloit to Black River Falls in 3 hours. Traveling from South Beloit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Black River Falls, with lows of 53°F. You will leave for Mount Rainier National Park on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Black River Falls

Trails Parks Outdoors

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Elroy-Sparta State Trail, ELMARO Vineyard
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ELMARO Vineyard ©
ELMARO Vineyard

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 1st (Fri), hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Rainier National Park travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Black River Falls to Mount Rainier National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Black River Falls to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
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Mount Rainier

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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 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally admire the striking features of Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, and finally explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle travel planner.

You can take a shuttle from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
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Space Needle

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On the next day, hike along Forest Park, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Multnomah Falls
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
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Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, see the interesting displays at End of the Trail Museum, and then examine the collection at Trees of Mystery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Redwood National Park. In September, Redwood National Park is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Trails

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Klamath, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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