54 days in Continental USA Itinerary

54 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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54 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  25​h
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

3
days
Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle travel planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market

5
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 25th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. On the 28th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 10°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

6
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 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 14°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, take a stroll through The Strip, try to win big at The Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Sightseeing Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam

4
days
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Chicago at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Sightseeing Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wrigley Field
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo

4
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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at The White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Sightseeing Parks

Side Trip

The Pentagon
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art
The White House
National Air and Space Museum

6
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 Grand central terminal, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

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