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
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly + foot:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim road trip planning app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In June, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour app .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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 26th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online tour planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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.
On the 27th (Thu), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. On your second day here, stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

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
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 107°F and lows about 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 30th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, trek along The San Antonio River Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip tool .

You can fly from Phoenix to San Antonio in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in June; daily highs in San Antonio reach 93°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Trails Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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