36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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New York City

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, make a trip to Times Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New York City is minus 6 hours. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning website.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get your game on at Wreck Room.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation maker website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle travel route builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

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Fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are colder (-4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.