31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Husavik
Fly:  33​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Husavik


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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City visit planner.

Husavik, Iceland to New York City is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Husavik to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Husavik in October, things will get much hotter in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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
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.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

3
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 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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 16th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner .

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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

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, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Seattle at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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