34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  10​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  14​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Glasgow, UK to New York City is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then explore the galleries of Independence Hall. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia holiday maker tool .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tidal Basin and Breezy Point Beach and Campground. For shopping fun, head to Takoma Park Farmers Market or Eastern Market. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and stroll through National Zoological Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Breezy Point Beach, Takoma Park Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chicago, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

3
nights
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.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Diego takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 17th (Sun), get your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then don't miss a visit to Rodeo Drive, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Greystone Mansion. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to West Hollywood by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Zuma Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

4
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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Guitar Center. Appreciate the collections at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Hermosa Beach and see Hermosa Beach Pier, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Santa Monica Beach, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from West Hollywood. When traveling from West Hollywood in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): trek along Artist Point, steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lone Star Geyser ©
Lone Star Geyser

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in a show at Hopi House, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 14.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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