17 days in New York City, California & Washington State Itinerary

17 days in New York City, California & Washington State Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary maker

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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, wander the streets of Times Square, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

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.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Alki Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Washington State travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Observation Decks · Specialty Museums
The Evergreen State
A state with two distinct faces, Washington features a landscape split apart by the Cascade Mountains, separating the damp forested areas to the west from the irrigated farmland to the east. Named after the country's first president, Washington is the second most populous state in the western United States. Nearly 60 percent of its population lives in the Seattle metropolitan area, one of the state's most popular holiday destinations. A land of over 1,000 dams, Washington is a leading producer of products as diverse as wine, lumber, apples, hops, pears, and potatoes. A big contributor to the nation's manufacturing industries, the state also boasts a cosmopolitan culture with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and a selection of small cafes, bars, and restaurants.