40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
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New York City
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Washington DC
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Pigeon Forge
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Chicago
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San Antonio
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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South Lake Tahoe
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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Boston — 5 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Freedom Trail and Museum of African American History. Head to Newbury Street and Faneuil Hall Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Newport Car Museum (in Portsmouth), Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, make a trip to Louisburg Square, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Boston is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Boston. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Warsaw in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 5 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.
Head to DM Weil Gallery and St. James General Storefor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Ponquogue Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia), Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get outdoors at Family Fishing Adventures and Tidal Basin. Step out of Washington DC to go to Lothian and see Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Pigeon Forge — 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Chicago Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and St. Edmund Parish for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in September, you will find days in Chicago are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 8th (Thu), shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours, and finally view the masterpieces at Blue Star Contemporary.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The National Atomic Testing Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours (in Nelson). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): try to win big at Harveys Casino, then view the masterpieces at Wyland Galleries, then identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. On your second day here, stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, then contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, and finally kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe online holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and finally hike along Pohono Trail. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, get great views at Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then don't miss a visit to Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena), Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then view the masterpieces at Lahaina Printsellers, and finally visit Lahaina Front Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lahaina Jodo Mission, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Lahaina reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
For shopping fun, head to Ala Moana Center or McCully Shopping Center. Get in touch with nature at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Ko Hana Distillers (in Waipahu) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

United States travel guide

4.5
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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Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Historic Sites
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
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Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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Nevada travel guide

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Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.
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California travel guide

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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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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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