17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Lagunitas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Take a break from the city and head to Gateway National Recreation and Central Park Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City online driving holiday planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in New York City, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo
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Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Blue Hills Reservation, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Boston at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Blue Hills Reservation
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Blue Hills Reservation ©
Blue Hills Reservation
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

2
days
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo. On the next day, steep yourself in history at George Ranch Historical Park and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Houston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in November, with highs in Houston at 26°C and lows at 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

George Ranch Historical Park, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site ©
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
George Ranch Historical Park
George Ranch Historical Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature Center at Happy Isles and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Mateo to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Mateo in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Lagunitas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

few
hours
Lagunitas

Lagunitas
Lagunitas is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California. To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lagunitas trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Lagunitas takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lagunitas: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 3°C at night. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Lagunitas

Wineries Outdoors Parks

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Marin Headlands and Conservatory of Flowers. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Lagunitas to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Lagunitas in December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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