56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Wellington

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, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, walk around Mariposa Grove, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Wellington to Yosemite National Park. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Wellington in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas tour app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Houston.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Houston: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

5
nights
Orlando

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.
When in Orlando, make a side trip to see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Houston to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Orlando due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio, Gettysburg National Military Park, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

6
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

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

3
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.
Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hood Canal
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of SoMa, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

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

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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