46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
4
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  6 h 45 min
11
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally admire the striking features of Reliance Building.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Chicago. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Teton Park Road, then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and then explore the activities along Snake River.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip tool.

Fly from Chicago to Grand Teton National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

5
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

4
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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park travel route planning site.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Glacier National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: highs in Seattle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
San Francisco

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip site.

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

5
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll through Panorama Trail, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

4
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, have fun and explore at Travel Town, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Powell Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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

4
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; 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. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and subway from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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