33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Marshall’s Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker app .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are much warmer (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park holiday site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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

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.
Kids will enjoy Hayden Valley and Gibbon Falls. On the 20th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Roaring Fork and Quiet Walkways. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll through Grotto Falls Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Gatlinburg at 83°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area ©
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gatlinburg in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 89°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planning tool .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in September, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 80°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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