36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + taxi:  14​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Times Square, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City vacation planning website .

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to New York City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cleveland.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Get a sense of the local culture at West Side Market and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Shop till you drop at Ashery Country Store and Wendell August Ohio Amish Country Store. Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Cedar Point (in Sandusky), Heini's Cheese Chalet (in Millersburg) and Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek Cheese & Coblentz Chocolate Company). There's still lots to do: stop by Miller's Dry Goods and enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Cleveland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Cleveland are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cleveland

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Creek, Ashery Country Store, Huntington Beach, Cedar Point, Malley's Chocolates
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West Side Market ©
West Side Market
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Ashery Country Store ©
Ashery Country Store

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Arlington National Cemetery and National Gallery of Art. Appreciate the collections at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and The National Archives Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of National Mall, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation planning tool .

Getting from Cleveland to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Henderson Beach State Park and St. Andrews State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Panama City Beach. When in Panama City Beach, make a side trip to see Goatfeathers Seafood Market in Santa Rosa Beach, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Pier Park and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Panama City Beach day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Washington DC to Panama City Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Destin, Goatfeathers Seafood Market
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Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Escape the urban bustle at Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Panama City Beach to Yosemite National Park in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Panama City Beach in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Mon), wander the streets of Union Square, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Islamorada.

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Union Square ©
Union Square
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Head to Old Road Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Islamorada to Key Largo to see John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, stop by Petals With Pizzazz, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery Morada.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Francisco to Islamorada in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Islamorada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Islamorada: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park. You'll get in some beach time at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Marathon day trip planning tool .

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and The Overseas Highway. Truman Little White House and Alan S. Maltz Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, stop by Rodriguez Cigar Factory, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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