38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Chicago
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Houston
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
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Seattle
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder website.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get your bearings at Library of Congress, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to Washington DC, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 3 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 10th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago travel route planning site.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Strand and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Houston is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Austin (Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, Barton Springs Pool, &more) and Fredericksburg (Charles Beckendorf Gallery, National Museum of the Pacific War, &more). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio journey planner.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 19th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Wed), take a stroll through The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally try your luck at Casino At The Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
On the 5th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park visit planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle

— 1 day

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 7th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel app.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.