59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bern
+3
train + Fly + bus + ferry:  13​h 30​min
1
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
11
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
13
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
14
Anchorage
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  17​h 45​min
End: Bern

3
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Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Provincetown side-trips: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens & Shining Sea Bikeway). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, explore the galleries of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip planner .

Bern, Switzerland to Provincetown is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bern to Provincetown due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Provincetown when traveling from Bern in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cape Cod, Falmouth, Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

5
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: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online route planner .

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Provincetown in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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

4
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 (Gettysburg National Military Park & Victorian Photography Studio). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at White House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
5 Rivers Adventures ©
5 Rivers Adventures

4
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). On the 21st (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 30th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Avalanche Lake, and stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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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 18th (Wed): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Olympic National Park

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.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Sequim and see B&B Family Farm, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Hurricane Ridge, stroll through Sol Duc Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Olympic National Park to Anchorage takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Anchorage. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Olympic National Park in September; daily highs in Anchorage reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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