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:  8​h 30​min
1
Provincetown
— Few hours
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London


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Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then stroll through Corn Hill Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Provincetown trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Provincetown is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Provincetown. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Provincetown reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach

1
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Provincetown to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Provincetown in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Inner Canyon. On the 6th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Tonto Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time 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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Marshall’s Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hayden Valley and Gibbon Falls. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, admire all the interesting features of Virginia Cascade Drive, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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