48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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New York City — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 6 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and trek along Lone Star Geyser.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 4 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 1st (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

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 Boulder City away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Caesars Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 nights

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.
On the 16th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 21st (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle online trip builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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