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:  12​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
7
Washington DC
— 1 day
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight and then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle attractions app .

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from London to Seattle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner .

Drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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 South Kaibab Trail. On the 18th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and get great views at Powell Point.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
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 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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
The National Archives Museum ©
The National Archives Museum

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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