51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure and then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planner.

Atlanta to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Little Round Top). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC route planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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New York City

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Broadway.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Go for a jaunt from Chicago to DeKalb to see Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, Chicago is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Grand Teton National Park is known for wildlife, scenic drive, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton, trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, cruise along Signal Mountain Summit Road, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park visit planner.

Fly from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be colder, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Mount Ellinor). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Seattle to be much warmer, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park (Tioga Pass, Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning app.

Fly from Seattle to South Lake Tahoe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in October, South Lake Tahoe is little chillier at night with lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Transportation

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.