49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
7
New York City
— 33 nights
End: New York City

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 26th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, trek along Mariposa Grove, and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Wawona road trip planning website .

San Francisco to Wawona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in November, Wawona is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to Las Vegas with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, get great views at Observation Point Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

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
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

Plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, around -11°C, while days are much hotter, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and finally walk around Boston Common. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Boston Public Library, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then wander the streets of North End, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boston tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Washington DC to Boston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Boston at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Library ©
Boston Public Library

33
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.
Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Coney Island (in Brooklyn), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Philadelphia (Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Bronx Zoo
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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