10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and go for a walk through Times Square.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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 (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle online journey planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): trek along Artist Point and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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