13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  8​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
End: Philadelphia

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker .

Philadelphia to Las Vegas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 104°F and 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks
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2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sun), play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online route planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): shop like a local with Pike Place Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
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 Mystic Falls Trail and Lower Geyser Basin. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are cooler (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Attractions like Central Park and FAO Schwarz make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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