24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

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: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Lisbon in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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

2
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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

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

2
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 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Sun), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

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
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough 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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