27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Qingdao
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Qingdao

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: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City travel planner.

Qingdao, China to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Qingdao to New York City. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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

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, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Find out how to plan Washington DC trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

2
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 23rd (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
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, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, hike along Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 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. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

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

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then stroll through Grinnell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

2
nights
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 8th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

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 bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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