39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

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

2
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Milton Lee Olive Park, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel planner .

Boston to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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.
On the 9th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 12th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, and admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

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. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car 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

4
nights
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, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle tour itinerary website .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by combination of subway and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

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 28th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to 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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, push the limits with an extreme tour, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

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

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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, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

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

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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker tool .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for 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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