22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Denver

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Las Vegas hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (59°F), and nights are colder (28°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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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