28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  8​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
2
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Mexico City

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder .

Mexico City, Mexico to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

3
nights
San Francisco

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, make a trip to Powell Point, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In October in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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

5
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (18°C). On the 10th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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