53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
9
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
10
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and stroll around Millennium Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Chicago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Chicago reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

6
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, trek along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

3
nights
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.
Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Hood Canal
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

6
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, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat 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 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, cruise along Little River Road, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg day trip app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Gatlinburg: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

4
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.
When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and walk around The High Line.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to New York City fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
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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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