33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Dublin

4
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder website .

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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 ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area, and trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

2
days
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): take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
String Lake ©
String Lake
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Yellowstone National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take a stroll through SoMa.

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Do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, stroll through Rim Trail, and get great views at Lipan Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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