44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

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

1
night
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 9th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip site .

San Francisco to Seattle is an approximately 4-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In October, Seattle is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
On the 12th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time 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
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. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, push the limits with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Middle Prong Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get slightly colder in Gatlinburg: highs are around 74°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder website .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

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
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

4
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 Homer Glen and see Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Chicago is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 50°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 12°F, while days are slightly colder, around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

5
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: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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, hike along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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