15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uncle Tom's Trail and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Terrace Spring.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Barcelona to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taft Point and Tioga Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Panorama Trail and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Washburn Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park and then hike along Moro Rock. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, make a trip to General Sherman Tree, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

1
night
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 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Powell Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tusayan Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower

3
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.
The Met Cloisters and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Seaside Park Beach in Seaside Park, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Dumbo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Seaside Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dumbo ©
Dumbo
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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