42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle holiday planner .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and China Beach. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Panorama Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

You can 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 much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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 5th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then make a trip to Hoover Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to 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

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hayden Valley and Gibbon Falls. On the 13th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm and Museum of Science and Industry. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chicago, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Roaring Fork and Grotto Falls Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, and hike along Middle Prong Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

4
nights
Orlando

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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Bronx Zoo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, New York City is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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