16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Budapest

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then admire all the interesting features of Central Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get great views at Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect colder with lows of 11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) 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
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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 10th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car 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

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 16th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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 18th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Yellowstone Institute and then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. 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 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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