15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip site .

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

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 taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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 16th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Yellowstone National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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