23 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

23 days in United States & Papeete Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia, United States
— 1 night
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Washington DC, United States
— 1 night
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Chicago, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Oakland
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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New York City, United States

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.
Do your shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Market. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Bay Head Beach (in Bay Head). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Met Cloisters, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation builder site.

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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Philadelphia, United States

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia tour builder site.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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Washington DC, United States

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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, stroll through Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Washington DC by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

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Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, then shop like a local with Lincoln Park, and finally admire the striking features of Baha'i House of Worship.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Escape the urban bustle at Mather Point and Lipan Point. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Cameron Trading Post in Cameron, approximately Cameron away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, get great views at Guano Point, and don't miss a visit to Moran Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary site.

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally stroll through Lands End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 1st (Sat), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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Papeete, French Polynesia

The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Tahiti and the Islands and Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art. Take a break from the city and head to Taharuu Beach and Taravao Plateau. Change things up with these side-trips from Papeete: Taravao (The Water Gardens of Vaipahi & Bain de Vaima) and Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, take an in-depth tour of La Maison James Norman Hall, admire the sheer force of Fautaua, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe Venus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Papeete online holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Papeete in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Tahiti travel guide

4.1
Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets · Safaris
The largest and probably best-known of the French Polynesian islands, Tahiti remains synonymous with turquoise coral lagoons, lush tropical vegetation, and palm-fringed beaches of black, volcanic sand. Tall, green mountains rise out of the blue ocean, lined with deep valleys, foaming waterfalls, and tumbling streams. Settlements skirt the island, including French Polynesia's small but vibrant capital Pape'ete, where colorful architecture, a bustling market, and smiling locals generate a great deal of charm. Top things to do here include exploring the island's rugged interior, as well as experiencing the traditional culture through archeological sites and hip-shaking music and dance.