26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
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, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for little chillier nights in Washington DC, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time 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

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago vacation maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to 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
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, hike along Grinnell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
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 is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Lombard Street, and look for gifts at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
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, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Mariposa Grove, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online 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 flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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
Los Angeles

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 20th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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