29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Beijing

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip maker site .

Beijing, China to Seattle is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Beijing in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas route maker tool .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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, wildlife, and museums. 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, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yellowstone National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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night
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 2nd (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip builder app .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to 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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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 Top of the Rock, take a stroll through Times Square, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City online tour planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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