40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, make a trip to Space Needle, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seattle route planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Seattle is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Seattle, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, with highs in Seattle at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hood Canal, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 9°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to DeKalb and see Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 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 Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Anaheim to see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror about 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Chicago to Orlando by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
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.
Step out of Washington DC to go to Gettysburg and see Gettysburg National Military Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Washington DC is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, walk around The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in New York City are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) 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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