26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
Sioux Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Deadwood
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 30​min
8
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  17​h
End: London

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston trip maker app .

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the striking features of Kleinhans Music Hall and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Niagara Falls using our trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Kleinhans Music Hall
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Kleinhans Music Hall ©
Kleinhans Music Hall

3
nights
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 10th (Wed): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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

few
hours
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls trip maker .

You can fly from Chicago to Sioux Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 5°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Museums Nature

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Sage Creek Wilderness Area, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then cruise along Loop Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Deadwood.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Scenic Drive Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Sage Creek Wilderness Area ©
Sage Creek Wilderness Area

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip planner .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Deadwood takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort ©
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and finally get great views at Observation Point Trail. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Deadwood to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Deadwood to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Deadwood - with highs of 10°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 17th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Napa travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Napa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Napa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Napa are much hotter (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Balloon Rides

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are much colder (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Hoover Dam and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then get great views at Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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