31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
7
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
8
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Belfast

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Belfast, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Belfast to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Belfast in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Diamond Head State Monument and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route planner.

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
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 Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon National Park and South Kaibab Trail. On the 11th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte. Venture out of the city with trips to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and 5 Rivers Adventures (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg tour planning website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tribeca Sailing and Speed Boats Tours. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and The Strand Bookstore. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Tours Transportation
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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