25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Beaufort
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  12 h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  32 h
End: Seattle

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point. On your second day here, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 89°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, thenbrowse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning website.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 19th (Wed), head outdoors with Bon Bicycles, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins.

Plan trip to Beaufort with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from New York City to Beaufort in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Beaufort sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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The Point ©
The Point
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, thenfind something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and then see Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Beaufort to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Beaufort in July, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park ©
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's much more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route builder website.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, with lows around 52°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip website.

You can take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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