29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  25​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fire Island National Seashore and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and make a trip to Times Square.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Fifth Avenue
Times Square

3
days
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.
When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take a stroll through Old Town, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip generator.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin
Eastern Market

4
days
Orlando

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Visiting Ormond Beach and Disney's Animal Kingdom will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Disney Springs and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort
Ormond Beach
Happily Ever After Fireworks

1
day
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then explore the activities along Lake Michigan, then make a trip to Cloud Gate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Orlando to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Chicago. Traveling from Orlando in April, things will get cooler in Chicago: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Michigan
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park

3
days
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 Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Hopi House and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 25 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect much colder with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail

2
days
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Head to The Grove and Guitar Centerfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Third Street Promenade, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of SoMa (South of Market Street).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip generator.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in San Francisco at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Union Square

1
day
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Falls

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

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