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
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 28th (Tue), wander the streets of Royal Street, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then examine the collection at Cabildo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in New Orleans. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
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 30th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hayes Valley and City Lights Booksellers. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 6th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and hike along North Rim Trail.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 34°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone River Picnic Area ©
Yellowstone River Picnic Area

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