17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Geneva

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary app .

Geneva, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, get great views at Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
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 15th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 17th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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