31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
8
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle online itinerary builder .

Chennai, India to Seattle is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Seattle is minus 13 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in October, with highs in Seattle at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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 11th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago visit planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are much warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and trek along Charlies Bunion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Charlies Bunion ©
Charlies Bunion

2
nights
Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

6
nights
New York City

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 museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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