20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to New York City. Traveling from Dublin in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
days
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planning website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

2
days
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 7th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Paris Las Vegas and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
On the 10th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
On the 13th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
days
San Francisco

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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