35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the landmark architecture of Tribune Tower, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Art and National Museum of the Marine Corps. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Washington DC, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, John F. Kennedy Grave Site
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Bring the kids along to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: walk around Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary site .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary app .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): stroll through Alki Beach, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seattle attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: highs in Seattle hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Kids will enjoy Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in June; daily highs in Honolulu reach 86°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, admire the landmark architecture of Coit Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at San Francisco City Hall.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Traveling from Honolulu in June, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel 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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection.

Plan a Los Angeles trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (104°F), and nights are a bit warmer (81°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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