18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
London

3
days
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary creator.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then get your bearings at Library of Congress, and finally examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC vacation planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum
The White House

4
days
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then hike along Wawona Meadow. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park custom trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

3
days
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.
On the 5th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and hike along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

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