16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Drive

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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

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Newark to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 87°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, get great views at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.