27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 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 12th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

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New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect colder with lows of 33°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then try to win big at New York New York Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planning app.

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
Side Trip

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Pohono Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Seattle — 2 nights

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 26th (Thu), stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Seattle, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Fountain Paint Pot, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip app.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Chicago.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Chicago — 1 night

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks

Washington DC — 3 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Traveling from Chicago in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
Museums

New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.