36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
9
Eastham
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Pune

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker .

Pune, India to Washington DC is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Pune to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, stop by Barneys New York, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning site .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

4
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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Hopi House. On the 26th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along North Kaibab Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Visiting Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron, and cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get in touch with nature at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, browse the different shops at The Grove, and stop by Amoeba Music.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through China Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by combination of subway and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Seattle at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eastham.

Things to do in Seattle

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

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night
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Salt Pond Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marconi Beach and then kick back and relax at Nauset Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eastham tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Eastham in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Eastham, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and explore the galleries of Ellis Island.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Eastham to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, New York City is a bit warmer than Eastham - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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