27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

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

3
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.
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, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

Little Rock to Washington DC is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Washington DC. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (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

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 (Tue): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chicago tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from New York City to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon 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
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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 6th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 85°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and hike along Artist Point.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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