41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
9
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
Visiting Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and East River Waterfront Esplanade will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and stroll around The High Line.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Betterton Beach and Tidal Basin. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Betterton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
Betterton Beach ©
Betterton Beach

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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago online travel planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bronson Caves and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, walk around Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Landing and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): walk around Mercer Slough Nature Park, then pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, then stroll around Discovery Park, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle online visit planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Discovery Park ©
Discovery Park

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Grinnell Glacier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glacier National Park, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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 the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, cruise along Firehole Canyon Drive, and trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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