26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seattle is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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 ©
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For reviews and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, 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, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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
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 25th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) 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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
On the 29th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago planning tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) 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

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 3rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at White House, then 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. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City journey website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Thu).

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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