31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
10
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco


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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've now added The New York Beer and Brewery Tour to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: walk around Central Park, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls visit planner .

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, The Strong National Museum of Play
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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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.
Teton Park Road has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -19°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toAspen.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aspen online journey builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Aspen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 1°C and lows are around -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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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 31st (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, trek along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. When traveling from Aspen in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

1
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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 4th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in January, with highs in Las Vegas at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Badger Pass Ski Area has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mariposa Grove and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 7°C and lows at -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Park City Mountain Resort & Deer Valley Resort). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, admire the striking features of Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City online tour planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 3°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Room Escape Games
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in January, with highs in San Diego at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, San Francisco is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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