57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Atlantic City
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to New York City. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Atlantic City.

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Atlantic City

— 1 night

America's Favorite Playground

The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): try your luck at Borgata Casino, try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino, and then make a trip to Lucy the Elephant.

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Traveling by car from New York City to Atlantic City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Atlantic City when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Atlantic City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at City Hall Visitor Center, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Atlantic City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

Take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Grand Teton National Park

— 3 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Spend the 24th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road, and stroll through Jenny Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 nights
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 28th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
On the 9th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature
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Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Fishercap Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park driving holiday tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.