20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Timisoara
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Timisoara

1
day
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 2nd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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Timisoara, Romania to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Timisoara to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Timisoara in October since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to 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

1
night
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 3rd (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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 9th (Wed), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then wander the streets of The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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 10th (Thu), get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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 13th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally get advice or help at Library of Congress.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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

5
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, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City journey maker site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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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