31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

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

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning tool.

Glasgow, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect Washington DC to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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 (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and finally browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; 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. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are cooler (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

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. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect colder with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For maps and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

3
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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, cruise along Grand Loop Road, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (26°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and walk around The High Line.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planning website.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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