21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

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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 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker .

Lucknow, India to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Lucknow to Seattle, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Seattle is a bit cooler than Lucknow - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then hike along Grinnell Glacier, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
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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 14th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. In July, Yosemite National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) 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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation builder website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
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 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) 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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Lincoln Park Zoo, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago holiday 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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning app .

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 when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
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: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Start your trip to New York City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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