19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove and then stroll through Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour website .

Newark to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

3
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.
Let the collections at Titanic and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and Las Vegas Downtown. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Willow Beach
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown

4
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zion Shuttle and Zion National Park. Visiting Zion's Main Canyon and The Narrows will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Zion National Park side-trips: The Rock Stop (in Orderville) and Maynard Dixon Living History Museum (in Mount Carmel). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (84°F), and nights are much colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maynard Dixon Living History Museum, The Rock Stop
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Maynard Dixon Living History Museum ©

2
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally engage your brain at Joseph Smith Memorial Building. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Joseph Smith Memorial Building ©
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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.
Visiting Yellowstone Lake and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Artist Point. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, admire all the interesting features of S Rim Trail, and look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at The Field Museum and then kick back and relax at Whihala Beach Co Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kathy Osterman Beach, then kick back and relax at Ohio Street Beach, and then admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary website .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are warmer (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach
Kathy Osterman Beach ©
Kathy Osterman Beach
Ohio Street Beach ©
Ohio Street Beach

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Lana's The Little House and Cobblestone Society Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Marilla Country Store and Vinewood Acres Sugar Shackfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Niagara Falls: Liberty Vineyards Winery (in Sheridan), Willow Creek Winery (in Silver Creek) and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery (in Medina). There's more to do: do a tasting at 21 Brix Winery and take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Wineries Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vinewood Acres Sugar Shack, 21 Brix Winery, Marilla Country Store, Lana's The Little House, Cobblestone Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Cobblestone Society Museum ©
Cobblestone Society Museum
21 Brix Winery ©
21 Brix Winery

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