24 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

24 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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24 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Start: Poznan, Poland
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  24​h
1
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 day
ferry + Fly:  11​h
2
New York City, United States
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Amarillo, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Arches National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Monument Valley, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
Big Sur, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
13
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
14
Sitka, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
15
Homer, United States
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Anchorage, United States
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Poznan, Poland

1
day
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands National Park ©
The hills, valleys, and tropical rainforest of Virgin Islands National Park tell only half the story, with just as much (if not more) to be found under the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Leinster Bay, contemplate the long history of Annaberg Sugar Plantation, and then kick back and relax at Trunk Bay.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Virgin Islands National Park trip maker website .

Poznan, Poland to Virgin Islands National Park is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Poznan to Virgin Islands National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Poznan in August, expect nights in Virgin Islands National Park to be much hotter, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Trunk Bay ©
Trunk Bay
Annaberg Sugar Plantation ©
Annaberg Sugar Plantation
Leinster Bay ©
Leinster Bay

1
night
New York City, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Virgin Islands National Park to New York City in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Virgin Islands National Park to New York City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Virgin Islands National Park in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) 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, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel route app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Chicago

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

1
day
Amarillo, United States

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and then explore and take pictures at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Amarillo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amarillo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

1
night
Arches National Park, United States

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, explore and take pictures at Delicate Arch, and then trek along Fiery Furnace.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park route planner .

You can fly from Amarillo to Arches National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in September, plan for little chillier nights in Arches National Park, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
Monument Valley, United States

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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 5th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Las Vegas, United States

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 7th (Sat), wander the streets of The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

Plan a Death Valley National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
night
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Big Sur, United States

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Big Sur at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

1
night
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sitka.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
day
Sitka, United States

Sitka ©
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Russian Bishop's House, then identify plant and animal life at Alaska Raptor Center, then examine the collection at Sheldon Jackson Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sitka planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Sitka in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Sitka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sitka, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Sitka

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Russian Bishop's House ©
Russian Bishop's House
Alaska Raptor Center ©
Alaska Raptor Center

1
day
Homer, United States

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Homer trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sitka to Homer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Sitka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Homer, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Homer

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park

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nights
Anchorage, United States

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Make the 19th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Chugach State Park. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Chugach National Forest, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anchorage vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Homer to Anchorage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Anchorage sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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