25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Brussels


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4
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, walk around Central Park, and make a trip to Ellis Island.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City journey builder app .

Cairo, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to New York City is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
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 The National Archives Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route builder .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at The Field Museum, then walk around Millennium Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planner.

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 August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of the Pacific War and The Guenther House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (in Austin) and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main (in Fredericksburg). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of La Villita, and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio day trip app .

You can fly from Seattle to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in San Antonio reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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