24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 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
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
8
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chicago trip simple and quick.

Budapest, Hungary to Chicago is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Budapest to Chicago. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then get some jogging in at Discovery Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 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 Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Tue), explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip 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 subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 25th (Sun), try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, don't miss a visit to The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 29th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary site .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

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
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg. In August, Gatlinburg is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation app .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) 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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