15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  25​h
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Johannesburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip builder app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Seattle. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, trek along Panorama Trail and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): cruise along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
day
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 23rd (Mon): shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Virginia Cascade Drive, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
days
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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