26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ada
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: Ada

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roaring Fork and Quiet Walkways. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Ada to Gatlinburg is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Ada to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando online travel planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In October, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Gatlinburg - with highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in New York City reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
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.
Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
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 6th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 68°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

5
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 9th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 22°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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