34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
11
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Chicago
— 2 nights
End: Chicago

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Back Mountain and Natural Bridge Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and S Rim Trail. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. In April, Yellowstone National Park is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 42°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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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 in touch with nature at North Dome and Mariposa Grove. Change things up with a short trip to Columbia Candy Kitchen in Columbia (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbia Candy Kitchen
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are much warmer (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Diego in May, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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 9th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Willow Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Cape Canavarel National Cemetery in Scottsmoor, approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, get your game on at Nomadic, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orlando online trip builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Horseshoe Casino
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hook Mountain State Park. Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of New York City to go to Demarest and see Demarest Nature Center, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Demarest Nature Center
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 20th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, Niagara Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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