37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Rome
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  4 h
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Seattle
— 3 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 15 min
9
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Tram + Fly + Drive:  8 h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
11
Laporte
— 2 nights
Drive:  13 h 15 min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Rome

2
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and stroll through The High Line.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight, train, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to New York City is minus 6 hours. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: Hartford (Raft Outdoor Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and hike along Grotto Falls Parking.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hartford
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
River Rafting & Tubing
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): Head underground at Cave of the Winds.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls tour app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stroll around Discovery Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoh River and then stroll through Ruby Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: hike along Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Laporte.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Laporte

Laporte ©
Laporte is a census-designated place in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Open Air Adventure Park and then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Laporte trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Laporte takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, Laporte is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laporte

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Open Air Adventure Park, Alluvial Fan
Highlights from your plan
Open Air Adventure Park ©
Open Air Adventure Park
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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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.
Get outdoors at North Rim Visitor Center and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal, stroll through Bright Angel Point, and get great views at Lipan Point.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Laporte to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Laporte - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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