29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
day
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip planner .

Valletta, Malta to Miami is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Valletta in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Miami to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in September, Las Vegas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites 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 25th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, hike along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle 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 September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

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. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planning app .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 6th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle vacation planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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
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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, make a trip to Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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 Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
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 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 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 warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

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

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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, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) 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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