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Usa old plantation home hawaii big island
US Beste Reistijd DSC 6503 Mt Rainier National Park
Usa hawaii waikoloa view coast beach
Usa hawaii pearl city
Bespoke family journeys to the United States

Best time to visit the United States for families

The United States is suitable at any time of the year. However, depending on the age of your kids will determine the best travel time. Especially if your kids are at school and you can only travel during the school holidays. No matter what your family situation is, we will ensure that you travel to the United States at the best possible time.

Take advantage of our local knowledge.

Feel free to contact one of our travel specialists, they would be more than happy to tell you more about the climate and seasons of the United States, and the best time to visit each region. Or feel free to attend one of our live and informative presentations for more inspiration on the best travel time. Based on your wishes, we can create an itinerary that ensures you and your family travel to the United States at the best possible time.

Back to the United States with family
Discover the natural wonders of Hawaii
© Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) / Kawika Singson

"September is a great time to visit the USA. You can still enjoy great weather but its a bit cooler and less busy, so it's easier to travel and see the key sites."

Michael, Travel specialist

Discover the seasons of the United States


In the Southwest, the temperatures are ideal between March and May. It is a good time to visit Arizona, Utah, and California. The national parks are full of grizzly bears who are coming out of their winter hibernation. You can also spot humpback whales between May and October. The roads in the Rocky Mountains are also clear of snow at the end of May.

Spend lazy days by the beach
Two people hiking in Glacier National Park
Hike and conquer Glacier National Park
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Spot grizzly bears in the national parks


Between June and August, the summer holidays begin and the national parks become more crowded and the temperatures start rising. But in the interior and coastal areas of Washington and Oregon, the temperatures are perfect for exploring nature, and it is not overrun by tourists. Or if you prefer, the Californian beaches are also waiting for you!

Go sailing off the Californian Coast
Sleep between the vines
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Learn how to bodyboard on the Big Island
© Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson


After the warm summer months, between September and November, the climate becomes milder and autumn begins. Autumn is one of the most beautiful periods to travel through the United States, with a spectacle of colour and a large variety of unique wildlife.

In Yellowstone National Park, you can spot bears, moose, bison, birds of prey, and many other species. In the southwestern states of the United States, you can enjoy spectacular hikes through nature and visit a collection of canyons.

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Marvel at all the colours of Yosemite National Park in autumn
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Discover the west coast of Oregan
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The most ideal time to visit the desert regions of Arizona, California, and Utah is during the winter, between December and February. It is also perfect for sports enthusiasts to holiday in the northwestern states with a thick layer of snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Rocky Mountains. Or if you prefer, go and marvel at orcas off the coast of California.

Hit up the slopes in the United States
Try snowshoeing with the entire family

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More is possible than you may think

You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

For the best local tips and advice, visit one of our online presentations. Meet our travel specialists and have all of your questions answered.