20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

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 10th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

Houston to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Seattle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and USS Pampanito will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel route planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

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 19th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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 (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Millennium Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Chicago hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Discover how to plan a Washington DC trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: stroll through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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