15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
7
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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, make a trip to Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. In October in New York City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

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.
On the 14th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Las Vegas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, then stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): cruise along Newfound Gap Road, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg. In October, Gatlinburg is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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