23 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

23 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
2
Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
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Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
4
Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
7
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
8
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 7 nights

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New York City, United States

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.
Do your shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and SoHo. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation builder site.

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Sands Point Preserve, Bay Head Beach
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Philadelphia, United States

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia tour builder site.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Battleship New Jersey
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Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Independence Mall ©
Independence Mall

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Washington DC, United States

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, stroll through Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, thenget to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, thensee the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, thenstop by Lincoln Park, and finally admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Indiana Dunes State Park, Riverwalk Lot, Baha'i House of Worship, Cantigny Park
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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 a sense of the local culture at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mather Point and Grand Canyon South Rim. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Cameron Trading Post in Cameron, approximately Cameron away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Lipan Point, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Cameron Trading Post
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally stroll through Lands End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, thenindulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 1st (Sat), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenexamine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Americana at Brand
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and Paul Gauguin Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Taharuu Beach and Taravao Plateau. Change things up with these side-trips from Papeete: Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi & Bain de Vaima). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, explore the galleries of Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art, kick back and relax at Punaauia Beach, and take an in-depth tour of La Maison James Norman Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Papeete itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Papeete takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT) is minus 2 hours. August in Papeete sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Punaauia, Arue, Pointe Venus
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:
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Taharuu Beach ©
Taharuu Beach
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
The Water Gardens of  Vaipahi ©
The Water Gardens of Vaipahi

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