16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Milan

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the waterfront views at The Pond, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip site .

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Milan in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone 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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yellowstone National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions planning app .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature 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.
On the 8th (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon National Park. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Lipan Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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