47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Washington DC

— 4 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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, head outdoors with The Sinks, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hen Wallow Water Falls.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning website.

Fly from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 15th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To plan Grand Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, hike along Lembert Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

San Francisco

— 4 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 nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 4:

Glacier National Park

— 5 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 8th (Wed), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park travel route builder app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, cruise along Seward Hwy, and meet the residents at Alaska Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Anchorage travel route builder tool.

Fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Anchorage due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

United States travel guide

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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.