14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Train
1
New York City
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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New York City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and finally go for a walk through The High Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and Bright Angel Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, Grand Canyon National Park is colder at night with lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 22nd (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at The Mirage. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 24th (Sun): stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Half Dome.

Plan a trip to Yosemite National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of SoMa, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 Grand Teton and Mount Washburn. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.