17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 day
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Portland

— 1 day

City of Roses

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.

For where to stay, more things to do, 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 catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Portland to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. 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

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, 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 take a 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 · Trails

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, 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 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. 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 fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and stroll through Hayden Valley.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites