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
Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  23​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
6
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  23​h 15​min
8
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Wynwood, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Deering Estate, stroll the grounds of Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetary, and then explore the world behind art at Perez Art Museum Miami.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

New York City to Miami is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Miami reach 89°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 83°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On your second day here, cruise along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (103°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
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 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, then trek along Lands End, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portland Art Museum and Columbia River Highway. Visiting Willamette Valley and Mount Tabor Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, snap pictures at Tilikum Crossing, and get engrossed in the history at Oregon Historical Society.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

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. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
nights
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 5th (Fri): ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, then admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Park Conservatory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Baha'i House of Worship, Cantigny Park
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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