52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Paris

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool .

Paris, France to Seattle is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. August in Seattle sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piegan Pass, and hike along Avalanche Lake.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Glacier National Park, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

6
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 Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Taft Point. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along North Dome, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and SoMa. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of North Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

4
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.
Visiting El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, engage your brain at California Science Center, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and have fun at Paris Las Vegas.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Garden District. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Get a sense of the local culture at The Field Museum and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago journey maker tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Chicago by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum. Visiting Antietam National Battlefield and National Zoological Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online attractions planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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 a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Let the collections at American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites 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 ©

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