29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Belfast
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
Belfast

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, meet the residents at Central Park Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City trip builder.

Belfast, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belfast in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Long Beach, Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Attractions like Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Zipline (in Gatlinburg) and Titanic Museum (in Pigeon Forge). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sugarlands Distilling Company, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Upper Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to North Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 14.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Panorama Trail and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and trek along Lembert Dome.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then have fun at RocketBoat. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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