56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Seattle/Boeing Field, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Boston, Ferry to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Mariposa Grove and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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 Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Step out of the city life by going to Muir Woods National Monument and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, approximately St. Helena away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll get in some beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hurricane Ridge and Sol Duc Falls. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, hike along Second Beach Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and stroll through Hoh River Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Honolulu, Oahu

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder app.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Honolulu in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Olympic National Park to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Anchorage

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Imaginarium Discovery Center will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Anchorage trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Anchorage takes 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Honolulu to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect Anchorage to be much colder, temps between 66°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Anchorage to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Glacier National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Provincetown

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chatham Marconi Maritime Center and Edward Gorey House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Heritage Museums & Gardens and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Nauset Beach (in Orleans), Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth) and Eastham (Nauset Light Beach & Coast Guard Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach, stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore, learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and browse the exhibits of Provincetown Town Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Yellowstone National Park to Provincetown in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Provincetown, with highs around 78°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Provincetown in August; daily highs in New York City reach 84°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.