40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 11 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Ferry Building Marketplace. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, visit North Beach, and walk around Crissy Field.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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 24th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fountains of Bellagio and Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 104°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 31st (Sun), find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Chicago to be little chillier, around 67°F, while days are colder, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Louisville.
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Louisville — 2 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Louisville Zoo, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville itinerary site.

You can fly from Chicago to Louisville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Louisville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Louisville to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 1 night

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
On the 9th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, and finally stroll through Schuylkill River Trail. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then stroll around Franklin Square, and finally don't miss a visit to 30th Street Station.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planning app.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.
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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.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 11 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud), Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail (in Apopka) and The Mokara Spa (in ChampionsGate). Have a day of magic on the 15th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Mon) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, discover the magic at Epcot, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F.
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United States travel guide

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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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