22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 3 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
Louisville
— 1 night
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights

3
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker website.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

1
night
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, stop by Art Eatables, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Louisville trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Washington DC to Louisville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Art Eatables ©
Art Eatables

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planning site.

Fly from Louisville to Chicago in 4 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. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
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

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Graceland, explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Crystal Shrine Grotto, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Memphis driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Memphis to Yosemite National Park in 60 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
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, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 3°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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