52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Vilnius
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + tram + Fly:  10​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
Wellfleet
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Vilnius

5
days
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Gateway National Recreation and Bronx Zoo will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Times Square.

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Vilnius, Lithuania to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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American Museum of Natural History
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9/11 Memorial

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Antietam National Battlefield and Breezy Point Beach and Campground. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore) and Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, identify plant and animal life at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach and Campground, Gettysburg National Military Park, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Scott's Run Nature Preserve, Antietam National Battlefield
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Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
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National Air and Space Museum

5
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Titanic Museum. Popular historic sites such as Walker Sisters' Cabin and Biltmore Estate are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and explore and take pictures at Cades Cove.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Washington DC in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Biltmore Estate, Titanic Museum
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

2
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 31°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip

6
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and hike along Artist Point.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pioneer Square, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle visit website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Quinault Big Spruce Tree in Quinault, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, explore the striking landscape at Olympic Peninsula, and stroll through Sol Duc Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Seattle to Olympic National Park by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Olympic National Park to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Olympic Peninsula, Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and then admire the striking features of Shangri La.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Olympic National Park to Honolulu in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

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Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Shangri La
Shangri La

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Honolulu in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

5
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Nevada Falls Loop. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and play a few rounds at Wawona Golf Course.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Wellfleet.

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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
days
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. Popular historic sites such as Nauset Lighthouse and Church of the Transfiguration are in your itinerary. Visit Corn Hill Beach and Coast Guard Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Wellfleet side-trips: Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II), JFK Hyannis Museum (in Hyannis) and Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marconi Beach, and do a tasting at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wellfleet trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Wellfleet. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Wellfleet, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Wellfleet hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastham, Plymouth, Orleans, Sandwich, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach
Nauset Beach
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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