31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

5
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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City online itinerary creator.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in August, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Museums Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

2
days
Moose

Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Grand Teton National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Moose itinerary builder.

Getting from New York City to Moose by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Moose is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Moose hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park

4
days
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 (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, trek along Artist Point, and get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Moose in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 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 much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Sightseeing Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam

4
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.
On the 18th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, trek along Rim Trail, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
days
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the engaging exhibits at The Exploratorium, and take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street).

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

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