46 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
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Detroit
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New York City — 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip builder app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 6 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Cape May (Cape May Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports), The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster) and Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks). There's much more to do: walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, steep yourself in history at Washington Square, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and admire the natural beauty at Chanticleer.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia attractions planning app.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 6 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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Detroit.
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Detroit — 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): meet the residents at Detroit Zoo, head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenfield Village, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Detroit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Detroit. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip tool.

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 7 nights

Emerald City

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.
Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning site.

Getting from Chicago to Seattle by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Seattle when traveling from Chicago in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, make a trip to Temple Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

Before you visit Salt Lake City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Salt Lake City are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Crissy Field, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Salt Lake City in September, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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