28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in August, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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 28th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC route tool .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder app .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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