15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, then take a memorable drive along Virginia Cascade Drive, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip planning site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jackson Hole to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Panorama Trail and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along Tonto Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 25°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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