21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
2
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Keystone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Keystone

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You've now added Fenway Park to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and stroll around Boston Common.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boston online itinerary planner .

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heritage Museums & Gardens, Plymouth Rock
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument. On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Boston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The National Archives Museum, Lincoln Memorial, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
White House ©
White House
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then make a trip to Main Street. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Washington DC to Breckenridge in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Breckenridge is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Breckenridge at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
River Rafting & Tubing

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcatraz Island as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in San Francisco at 76°F and lows at 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 57°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
National Presidential Wax Museum ©
National Presidential Wax Museum

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nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
When in Badlands National Park, make a side trip to see South Dakota's Original 1880 Town in Murdo, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, trek along Notch Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Loop Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Badlands National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Keystone to Badlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in October, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wall Drug, South Dakota's Original 1880 Town, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park

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