36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Paris

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, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning tool .

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. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
On the 6th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and explore and take pictures at Virginia Cascade Drive.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Dallas by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Dallas is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Dallas to be much warmer, temps between 39°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, get great views at Powell Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Diego, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 27th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Boise trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Boise in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Boise is 1 hour. September in Boise sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip app .

You can fly from Boise to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Boise in September, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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