31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

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

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, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning site .

Dallas to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Washington DC is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Washington DC at 87°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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: stroll around Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

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

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 9th (Sun): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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 Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, make a trip to Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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 14th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
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, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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, 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 the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

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 August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas. On the next day, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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, hike along North Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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