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
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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.
Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Bodie ©
Bodie
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: El Matador State Beach (in Malibu) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

El Matador State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (103°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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