12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

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.
On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and trek along Natural Bridge Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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