11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge sightseeing planner.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Tioga Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, hike along Panorama Trail, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pigeon Forge to Yosemite National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 27th (Sat), cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Custer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.