30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shimla
Fly:  24​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  5​h 30​min
6
Provincetown
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  23​h
End: Shimla

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Glasshouse Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and The Center for Wooden Boats. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Lower Big Quilcene Trail (in Olympic National Park) and Seahurst Beach Park (in Burien). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder app .

Shimla, India to Seattle is an approximately 24-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Lower Big Quilcene Trail
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Triangle to see National Museum of the Marine Corps about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and examine the collection at The National Archives Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg National Military Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Heritage Museums & Gardens and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach, appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, kick back and relax at Long Point, and ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Provincetown travel site .

Getting from Washington DC to Provincetown by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Provincetown reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastham, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Times Square and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Provincetown to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Provincetown in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

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