36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Ludington
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
9
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
End: New York City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are cooler (34°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
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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 22nd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then admire all the interesting features of Safeco Field.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

4
nights
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, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and wander the streets of The Strip.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ludington.

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

1
day
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, kick back and relax at Stearns Park, and then get from place to place with S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Ludington trip maker .

Fly from Las Vegas to Ludington in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Ludington, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Ludington to be colder, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ludington to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ludington to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ludington in July, with highs in Chicago at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

Plan trip to Gatlinburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chicago to Gatlinburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg. In July, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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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, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC vacation builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

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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: explore and take pictures at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, and walk around The High Line.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City road trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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