54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Have a day of magic on the 16th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Victorian Photography Studio). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

7
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

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

5
nights
Chicago

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 your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago journey tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chicago, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

7
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route tool .

You can 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. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then make a trip to Space Needle. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Seattle to be much warmer, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

6
nights
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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

7
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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