22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

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.
On the 5th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at White House. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip app .

Jacksonville to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) 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

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: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and walk around The High Line.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Mon), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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

3
nights
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
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 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip maker .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be much hotter, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 101°F to lows of 77°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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