31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Bogota
Fly:  17​h
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Fly + tram + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 10 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
Bogota

2
days
Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall and then cruise along Loop Road.

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Bogota, Colombia to Rapid City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bogota to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bogota in January, with highs in Rapid City at 3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

2
days
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier and then get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): hike along Skyline Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Rapid City to Mount Rainier National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls

7
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Visit Alki Beach and Tolmie State Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Mount Walker (in Olympic National Park) and Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island). There's still lots to do: stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, look for gifts at The Elliott Bay Book Company, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder app

You can take a train from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Seattle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tolmie State Park, Bloedel Reserve, Mount Walker, Mercer Slough Nature Park
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Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
days
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.
On the 13th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip builder

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Seattle in January, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -6°C and lows at -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
days
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 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Chicago is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

10
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook), Fire Island National Seashore (in Patchogue) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and kick back and relax at Ponquogue Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip site

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in January, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Fire Island National Seashore, Ponquogue Beach, Gateway National Recreation
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Albright-Knox Art Gallery and then shop like a local with Walden Galleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.

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Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, Niagara Falls is little chillier than New York City - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Buffalo, Walden Galleria
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Walden Galleria ©
Walden Galleria
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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