31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

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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: make a trip to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City travel planner.

Warsaw, Poland to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC sightseeing site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

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

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive 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
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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 17th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (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

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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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 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 August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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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 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chicago online day trip planner .

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour 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 your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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