24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  25​h
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Colombo

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day
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 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle vacation site .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Seattle is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Colombo in July, expect nights in Seattle to be cooler, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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night
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 6th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): wander the streets of The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone 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
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 12th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Chicago to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

6
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, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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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