10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  4​h
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Portland

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planner .

Portland to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
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 Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 14°F, while days are slightly colder, around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon South Rim. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New York City, with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park ©
Central Park

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