35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Biking. There's much more to do: stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollyhock House for their historical value. The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look for gifts at Craft Contemporary, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 12th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then look for gifts at Barneys New York, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oldest House & Garden Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West is 2 hours. In December, Key West is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning app.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, Washington DC is much colder than Key West - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then browse the exhibits of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago travel planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Chicago is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in December: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect Seattle to be much hotter, temps between 9°C and 3°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.