16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
7
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
End: New York City

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game.

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Manchester, UK to Minneapolis is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Minneapolis. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Minneapolis at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Nickelodeon Universe
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally trek along Panorama Trail. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) 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
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, then make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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 (Tue): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, then shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
On the 13th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City online travel planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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