16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
7
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Oslo

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle route planner.

Oslo, Norway to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Seattle is minus 9 hours. In September, Seattle is a bit warmer than Oslo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, make a trip to The Strip, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) 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
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Rim Trail, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can 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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) 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
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Newseum, then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Washington DC to be warmer, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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