59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
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Anchorage
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 5 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for parks, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, head outdoors with The Sinks, and take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Chicago to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Buena Vista when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 28th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Buena Vista to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
On the 7th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 6 nights

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.
On the 26th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online road trip planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Anchorage

— 3 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.
Anchorage is known for parks, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.