15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip site.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaylor Lake, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, Yosemite National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, go for a walk through Lombard Street, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.