31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Seattle is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Seattle is minus 13 hours. In September, Seattle is colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect cooler with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 6th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) 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
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Caesars Palace, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and listen to music at Casino at the MGM Grand.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online route planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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