16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Eastham
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Bristol


2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning website .

Bristol, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Yellowstone National Park is minus 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Yellowstone National Park are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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 18th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles. In September, Los Angeles is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

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 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online route builder .

Fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. In September, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiles For America, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

1
night
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get your bearings at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Eastham online road trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Eastham by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Eastham at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marconi Beach, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Salt Pond Visitor Center ©
Salt Pond Visitor Center
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

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