23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation site .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and hike along Artist Point.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 80°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and get curious at Exploratorium.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 23rd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 101°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
On the 26th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chicago using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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