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

1
night
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 10th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

Plan a Yellowstone National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from London in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
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.
Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
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 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to New Orleans takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to New Orleans is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (33°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To see maps and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 30°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. You'll explore and learn at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at White House, examine the collection at Newseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City tour builder website .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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