31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

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

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and don't miss a visit to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online route maker .

Williams Lake, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Williams Lake in August, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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

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 19th (Mon): 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 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip tool .

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

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

4
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 Rockefeller Center, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and admire all the interesting features of The High Line.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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