28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 10th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and hike along Rim Trail.

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New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 13th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 15th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 75°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, walk around Mariposa Grove, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seattle are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in Chicago hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Traveling from Chicago in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New York City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.