56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Anchorage
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
8
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  10​h 45​min
10
Provincetown
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

4
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Petersen Automotive Museum and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker site .

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
nights
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.
Visiting Taft Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and trek along Lembert Dome.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at Musee Mecanique and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
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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.
On the 24th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
You'll get in some beach time at Ruby Beach and Rialto Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Sol Duc Falls, stroll through Hoh River Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Olympic National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Olympic National Park is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Kailua Beach Park and Diamond Head State Monument. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Honolulu. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Olympic National Park in July: highs in Honolulu hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Alaska Native Heritage Center will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Oscar Anderson House Museum. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary and engage your brain at Imaginarium Discovery Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage route planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Anchorage by combination of flight and car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Anchorage, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in August: high temperatures in Anchorage hover around 66°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

3
nights
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.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, trek along Highline Trail, and explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Anchorage to Glacier National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Anchorage to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Anchorage in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at S Rim Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Mystic Falls Trail and Grand Loop Road. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park travel route builder .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

5
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Appreciate the collections at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. Get outdoors at Cape Cod National Seashore and Marconi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and examine the collection at Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Provincetown road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and ferry from Yellowstone National Park to Provincetown takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Provincetown. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Provincetown are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are much warmer (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Corn Hill Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
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Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and make a trip to Times Square.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday tool .

Getting from Provincetown to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Provincetown in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 84°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Antietam National Battlefield. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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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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