26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
6
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

4
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.
Visiting Point Lookout Beach and East River Waterfront Esplanade will get you outdoors. Head to Fifth Avenue and The Strand Bookstorefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Oceanville to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City online vacation planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to New York City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, you will find days in New York City are much colder (35°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum 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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Visiting Roaring Fork and Ramsey Cascades will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, find something for the whole family at Dollywood, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and stop by The Jewelry Spot.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Third Street Promenade, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally look for gifts at Chukar Cherries. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then stroll through Seahurst Beach Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

Plan my day in Olympic National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Olympic National Park is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, trek along Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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