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:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive + bus:  5​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge and then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then stroll through Central Park.

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

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toBoston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Boston is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith, and don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Boston reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brookline Booksmith, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls" and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Niagara Falls takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
One Niagara Welcome Center ©
One Niagara Welcome Center

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 10°C, while nights are colder with lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Plan trip to Death Valley National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 11°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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 16th (Tue), make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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

4
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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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