11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New York City
New York City
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff


New York City — 2 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll around The High Line.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City attractions planning tool.

Cardiff, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to New York City. Traveling from Cardiff in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

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 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.