30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miami
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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New York City — 3 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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Exeter, UK to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Philadelphia — 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania, stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally take a stroll through Society Hill. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia route planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
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Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Orlando — 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

Make your Orlando itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Orlando sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
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Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Miami — 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then make a trip to Collins Avenue.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami holiday maker.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

New Orleans — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Backstreet Cultural Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Dallas — 1 night

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): head outdoors with Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail, then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route tool.

Getting from Dallas to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along North Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Firehole River, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

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Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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