18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
End: Newark

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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 4th (Thu), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, get great views at Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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.
On the 13th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are colder (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 15th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago online trip itinerary planner .

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Chicago to be much warmer, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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 16th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 89°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
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, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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