19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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19 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Rome

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning website .

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

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.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a sense of history and politics at White House, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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 28th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, hike along Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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