18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Montreal
Fly + bus + taxi:  16​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Montreal

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.
Get outdoors at Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, hike along Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting China Beach and Alcatraz Island will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), shop like a local with Union Square, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Yellowstone Lake. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton 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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

1
day
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 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Teton National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Teton National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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