42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Eastham
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Visiting Alcatraz Island and China Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to San Francisco. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Montana Avenue). There's still lots to do: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, browse the different shops at The Grove, and make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Shopping

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get in touch with nature at Murhut Falls and Seahurst Beach Park. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seattle attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park
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

2
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 in touch with nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Grand Teton will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yellowstone National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi Housefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then stop by Barneys New York, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
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.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of Newseum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Nauset Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get answers to all your questions at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore.

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

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Eastham takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Eastham hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Let the collections at American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fifth Avenue, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday planner.

You can drive from Eastham to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eastham in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
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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