42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
8
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
9
New York City
— 4 nights
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park is minus 18 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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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.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thenpick up some local products at Pike Place Market, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

4
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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.
On the 14th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of °C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 23rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park online visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Gatlinburg takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, Gatlinburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, walk around The High Line, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. September in New York City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

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

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 6th (Sun), catch a live event at Wrigley Field, stroll through Millennium Park, thenexplore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, thenget curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get slightly colder in Chicago: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and explore and take pictures at Virginia Cascade Drive.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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