34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New Plymouth
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
8
Laporte
— 3 nights
Drive:  13 h 15 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  33 h
End: New Plymouth

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get in on the family fun at Victorian Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

New Plymouth, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Plymouth to New York City is minus 17 hours. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and stroll through Millennium Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Space Needle and The Museum of Flight. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, walk around Discovery Park, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Laporte.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
Laporte

Laporte is a census-designated place in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Open Air Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Laporte day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Laporte. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Laporte is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Laporte, with lows around 15°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laporte

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Open Air Adventure Park ©
Open Air Adventure Park
Tiny Town Miniature Golf ©
Tiny Town Miniature Golf

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center, stroll through Rim Trail, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Laporte to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Laporte in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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