27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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 29th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder site .

Getting from Washington DC to Seattle by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then trek along Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online travel route builder .

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 train and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, 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 drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. On the 11th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Mohave Point, and listen to music at Hopi House.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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.
Get outdoors at Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Lamar Valley, admire all the interesting features of Virginia Cascade Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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