30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Visiting Murhut Falls and Hood Canal will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Dallas to Seattle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Lembert Dome, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Head to The Grove and Hollywood & Highlandfor some retail therapy. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route builder site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi Housefor some retail therapy. On the 17th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then stop by Barneys New York, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are much warmer (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

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 Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Head to Fifth Avenue and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, stop by Tiffany & Co., and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

Plan a New York City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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