31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
7
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
8
Seattle
— 2 nights

4
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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.
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, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in New York City reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC driving holiday tool.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

5
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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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake, and explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, thendon't miss a visit to Space Needle, thenexplore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thenexplore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seattle holiday planning app.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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