26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time 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

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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 20th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Orlando takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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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: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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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 striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online holiday planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) 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

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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 (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Chicago. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time 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

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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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 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 a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

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
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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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 6th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) 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

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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel planner .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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, trek along Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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