12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  34​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Riyadh

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 22°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, wander the streets of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then take an in-depth tour of Bradbury Science Museum, and then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sam's Point Preserve and Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catskill Park and Upper Delaware River. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson), T.R. Gallo West Strand Park (in Kingston) and Albert Shahinian Fine Art (in Rhinebeck). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Black Rock Forest Consortium.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Upper Delaware River, Albert Shahinian Fine Art, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park
Highlights from your plan
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve
Minnewaska State Park Preserve ©
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Black Rock Forest Consortium ©
Black Rock Forest Consortium

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