17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9 h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Portland

1
day
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, get outside with Portland Timbers, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Portland. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then visit The Embarcadero, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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 20th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 17.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 101°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

3
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 21st (Fri), trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Shoshone Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City trip maker app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, train, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and admire all the interesting features of Artist Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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