59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 5 nights
Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Durham

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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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

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Durham, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Durham in September, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

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Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, stroll through Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and finally stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park. On your second day here, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, take in breathtaking views at Death Canyon, and hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough 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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, explore and take pictures at Cape Royal, and get great views at Lipan Point.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip app.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 5 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 17th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, hike along Piegan Pass, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in October, with highs in Seattle at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Juneau driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Juneau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Juneau is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in October, things will get slightly colder in Juneau: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
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Anchorage — 5 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.
Make the 26th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Kincaid Park, examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alaska Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage day trip planning site.

You can fly from Juneau to Anchorage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Anchorage when traveling from Juneau in October, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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