17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Portland
— Few hours
2
Boise
— 1 night
3
Eureka
— 1 day
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
6
Reno
— 1 night
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
9
Washington DC
— 1 night
10
New York City
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland journey planning tool.

London, UK to Portland is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Portland, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Portland are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boise River Greenbelt.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Boise are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Boise

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach and then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Eureka road trip planning app.

Getting from Boise to Eureka by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Boise in July: highs in Eureka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thenwander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, thenget curious at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Fly from Eureka to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reno trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Reno by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Reno to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °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

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planning website.

Fly from Reno to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Reno to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Reno in August since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to °C. Wrap up 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
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Golden Spike National Historic Site

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): 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 find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. In August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Salt Lake City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, thenget a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online road trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Washington DC to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train 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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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): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and then take a stroll through Times Square.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker site.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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