36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Chicago
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New York City

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and make a trip to Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Crescent Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Sacred Willow Spa, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach vacation site.

Getting from New York City to Myrtle Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Coffins Patch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, explore the gorgeous colors at Western Dry Rocks, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 16th (Wed), wander the streets of Royal Street, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then wander the streets of Garden District.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Key West, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Custer.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then hike along Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, and finally cruise along Needles Highway.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Custer in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you will find days in Custer are little chillier (73°F), and nights are much colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, try to win big at Mandalay Bay, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Custer to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In June, Las Vegas is much warmer than Custer - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods · Parks

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll get in some beach time at Kiva Beach and Baldwin Beach. Get outdoors at Matt Heron Fly Fishing and El Dorado Beach. There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at South Lake Brewing Company.

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Getting from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 77°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get outdoors at Ace It Bike Tours and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery, Gracianna Winery, &more), Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station) and Korbel Champagne Cellars (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and tee off at Lincoln Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route builder tool.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seattle

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Discover Nature and Alki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: ILovekickboxing (in Kirkland) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle holiday builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Virginia Falls and Red Rock Falls, Glacier National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Running Eagle Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be a bit cooler, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, and finally steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in July since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.