11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: New York City

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are much warmer (62°F). On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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