49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
6
Anchorage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Juneau
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
9
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
10
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  10 h
12
Niagara Falls
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  5 h
13
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Amritsar

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary website .

Amritsar, India to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Amritsar in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
China Beach ©
China Beach

6
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 in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kailua Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls

2
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Chugach National Forest. There's much more to do: stroll through Alaska Zoo, deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center, take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Anchorage road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Anchorage in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in August; daily highs in Anchorage reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Chugach National Forest ©
Chugach National Forest
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Get in touch with nature at Tracy Arm Fjord and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Juneau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Juneau sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Juneau

Outdoors Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay ©
Northern Passages and Glacier Bay
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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.
Get outdoors at Murhut Falls and Mercer Slough Nature Park. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Juneau in September, with highs in Seattle at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hood Canal ©
Hood Canal
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Mercer Slough Nature Park ©
Mercer Slough Nature Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Grinnell Glacier. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in West Glacier, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, stroll through Swiftcurrent Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Glacier National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in September since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Oxbow Bend, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at String Lake, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Jackson Hole by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Jackson Hole, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend

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.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Hayden Valley. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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day
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Niagara Falls, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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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 in touch with nature at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Speed Boats Tours. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters
Speed Boats Tours

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