28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Bossier City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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 Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Panorama Trail. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday tool .

Dallas to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, trek along Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and take in the awesome beauty at Roaring Mountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can 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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, things will get much warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 26th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Houston travel planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Houston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then meet the residents at Dallas World Aquarium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner .

Fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get a bit cooler in Dallas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 29th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can 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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of The Strip, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Royal Street, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bossier City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

2
nights
Bossier City

Bossier City ©
Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, located in Bossier Parish.As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. On the 5th (Sat), engage your brain at Sci-Port Discovery Center, then stop by Libbey Glass Outlet, and then admire the majestic nature at Caddo Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic District Shopping, admire the masterpieces at R. W. Norton Art Gallery, and then browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bossier City itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Orleans to Bossier City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Bossier City is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bossier City

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Shreveport, Caddo Lake State Park, Historic District Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Caddo Lake State Park ©
Caddo Lake State Park
R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
R. W. Norton Art Gallery

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