13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Portland International Airport
— 3 nights


New York City

Big Apple

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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, stroll around The High Line, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC


San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Mon), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails


City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll around South Park Blocks, and get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Portland with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Portland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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.