21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

4
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Chicago reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, trek along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Washburn Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are much warmer (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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