17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h
7
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online attractions planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough 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
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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

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 15th (Wed), wander the streets of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then cool off at Dollywood. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Gatlinburg to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Roaring Fork, Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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