34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
8
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Six Flags Great Adventure and Gateway National Recreation will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Jenkinson's Aquarium. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Point Pleasant Beach, Gateway National Recreation, Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
Six Flags Great Adventure ©
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jenkinson's Aquarium ©
Jenkinson's Aquarium

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Six Flags Great America and Wrigley Field. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

Plan trip to Chicago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Great America
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Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
360 Chicago Observation Deck ©
360 Chicago Observation Deck

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Attractions like Limantour Beach and RocketBoat make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: stroll through Golden Gate Park, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at Drakes Beach, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route maker site .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Drakes Beach
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Drakes Beach ©
Drakes Beach

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carpinteria State Beach and Laguna Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Crystal Cove and Big Bear Lake. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, approximately 50 minutes away.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Huntington Beach Pier, Carpinteria State Beach, Big Bear Lake, Crystal Cove
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Bring the kids along to Dinosaur Valley State Park and SEA LIFE Grapevine. Step off the beaten path and head to Pioneer Plaza and John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dallas journey maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Dallas by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas is 2 hours. In August, Dallas is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

iFLY Dallas, Dinosaur Valley State Park, SEA LIFE Grapevine
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
iFLY Dallas ©
iFLY Dallas
SEA LIFE Grapevine ©
SEA LIFE Grapevine

6
nights
Key West

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck, and take in panoramic vistas at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in August, you will find days in Key West are a bit cooler (37°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters and then tour the water at your own pace with Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marathon online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters ©
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
Sombrero Reef ©
Sombrero Reef
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Hollywood Wax Museum. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, admire all the interesting features of Myrtle Beach Pelicans, tee off at Mt. Atlanticus, and have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Myrtle Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marathon in August, things will get slightly colder in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trip

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ©
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf ©
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf

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nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bar Island Trails and The Seal Cove Auto Museum. There's still lots to do: hike along Beech Cliff Loop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agamont Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Acadia National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Myrtle Beach to Acadia National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Myrtle Beach in August, with highs in Acadia National Park at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Beech Cliff Loop
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Agamont Park ©
Agamont Park
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop
Beech Cliff Loop ©
Beech Cliff Loop

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