17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Portland
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Boise
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Eureka
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
6
Reno
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder .

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Portland. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

1
night
Boise

Boise
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): trek along Boise River Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boise trip planner .

Fly from Portland to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Boise are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Boise

Trails Outdoors Parks

1
day
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 31st (Wed), kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach and then explore and take pictures at Redwood Highway.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eureka trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boise to Eureka in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Eureka. When traveling from Boise in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Eureka: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Trinidad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

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 1st (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, get curious at Exploratorium, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eureka to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Eureka, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

You can 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. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at National Automobile Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reno trip planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Reno in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Reno to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 18°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Reno

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Reno to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Reno in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In August, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
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 10th (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC journey planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Washington DC to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Central Park. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and then make a trip to Times Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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