27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  35​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 9/11 Memorial. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ground Zero Museum Workshop and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Frick Collection and Greenwich Village. The adventure continues: examine the collection at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Dumbo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planning site .

Los Angeles to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Military Aviation Museum and Chrysler Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and Cape Henry Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Virginia Beach side-trips: Williamsburg (DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum & Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) and Museum of the Albemarle (in Elizabeth City). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, go for a walk through Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach road trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Virginia Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Museum of the Albemarle, Chrysler Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Cape Henry Lighthouse ©
Cape Henry Lighthouse

7
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Popular historic sites such as Navajo Bridge and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Mooney Falls in Supai, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Toroweap Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and explore and take pictures at Moran Point.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Grand Canyon National Park takes 35 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Virginia Beach to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Virginia Beach in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooney Falls
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Venice Canals Walkway and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and The Wedge. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Rancho Palos Verdes to see Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, get curious at California Science Center, and admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, The Wedge
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range and then contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online attractions planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 19th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, get great views at Valley View, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Wawona trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in September, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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