18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Drive to Hoover
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Hoover
— 4 nights
Drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Fly to Miami
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Miami
— 3 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center. On your second day here, get great views at Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 17th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Golden Gate Park, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 21st (Tue), get great views at Lookout Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Hoover

— 4 nights
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoover: Cheaha State Park (in Delta), Lake Martin (in Alexander City) and DeSoto Caverns (in Childersburg). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Aldridge Gardens, walk around Peach Park, cool off at Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure, and take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hoover tour app.

Explore your travel options from Chicago to Hoover with the Route module. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Hoover to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Hoover

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hoover to Miami with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Hoover to Miami is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hoover in September since evenings lows in Miami dip to 29°C.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.