17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online tour itinerary maker .

Edmonton, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

4
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 9th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Navajo Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in New York City dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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