26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
8
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Athens

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 25th (Fri), have fun at Lock & Load Miami, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Miami is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Athens to Miami. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Miami reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take a stroll through The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Miami to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and stroll through Tanner Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hammer Museumfor some retail therapy. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Third Street Promenade, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 14°C and lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Marshall’s Beach, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, hike along Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. In November, Yellowstone National Park is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 0°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Take a break from the city and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hudson River Greenway. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City online journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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