59 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Orlando
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Teton National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
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Anchorage
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Chicago
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New York City — 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stroll around The High Line, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip planning tool.

Saint Louis to New York City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in June: highs in New York City hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly 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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 6 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Magic Kingdom Park will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Sat) at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Orlando online journey planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Orlando to San Diego in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in June; daily highs in San Diego reach 73°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

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 Tongva Park will thrill your kids. 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 in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, get great views at Twin Peaks, make a trip to Lombard Street, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit website.

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Kids will enjoy Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, then hike along Taggart Lake, and then stroll through Jenny Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, walk around Waterfall Garden Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Glasshouse Studio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle road trip planning website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are much warmer (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Zoo. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, cruise along Seward Hwy, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Anchorage attractions planning app.

Getting from Seattle to Anchorage by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, things will get little chillier in Anchorage: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and walk around Millennium Park.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planning website.

Getting from Anchorage to Chicago by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Anchorage in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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