14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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day
Washington DC

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 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Washington DC. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Glacier Point. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, trek along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Seattle hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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