31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  13 h 30 min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Atlanta

2
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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at White House, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder tool.

Atlanta to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5
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, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, thendon't miss a visit to Millennium Park, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Shoshone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Fort Yellowstone Historic District ©
Fort Yellowstone Historic District

4
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, examine the collection at de Young Museum, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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: trek along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy ©
Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 24th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough 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

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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