20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  12​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  14​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Milan

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) 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 Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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 12th (Sun): make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally stroll through Wawona Meadow. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
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 16th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Artist Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wraith Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yellowstone National Park using our trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
day
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 19th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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