16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip itinerary builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Seattle is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Seattle is minus 12 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

3
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.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Taft Point. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and snap pictures at Pohono Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online visit planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Visiting Mount Washburn and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, cruise along Lamar Valley, admire the sheer force of Tower Fall, and get great views at Lookout Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

2
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 American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, stroll around Central Park, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Times Square ©
Times Square
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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