22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Beijing

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument as well as Central Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fifth Avenue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's more to do: take a stroll through Times Square and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary app .

Beijing, China to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Beijing to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Beijing, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

5
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Head to The Hall Closet, Hall China Factory and Grove City Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fallingwater and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Pittsburgh to go to New Brighton and see Merrick Art Gallery, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, shop like a local with Pittsburgh Glass Center Studios, get engrossed in the history at Rivers of Steel, and take a stroll through The Strip District.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh vacation builder site .

You can fly from New York City to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Merrick Art Gallery, Grove City Premium Outlets, The Hall Closet, Hall China Factory, Rivers of Steel, Fallingwater
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Antietam National Battlefield. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip website .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Bridge General Store and Blue Star Spring. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Gardiner Road.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route builder site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 53°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail

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.
Do your shopping at Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Amoeba Music, don't miss a visit to Stahl House, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 75°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
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 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Union Square, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For maps and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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