27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Linton, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Linton in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip site.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
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 31st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and trek along Rim Trail.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 5th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Yellowstone National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll around Olympic Sculpture Park, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.