17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Bus + Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  10 h
End: Glasgow, Scotland

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip app.

Glasgow, UK to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Glasgow to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glasgow in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then trek along Artist Point, and finally get great views at Lookout Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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 10th (Thu): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Nob Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally trek along Panorama Trail. On the next day, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

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

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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 14th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then try to win big at New York New York Casino, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You've now added Dollywood to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, find something for the whole family at Dollywood, and then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Pigeon Forge in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In September, Pigeon Forge is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pigeon Forge to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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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