17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  14​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial and then stroll through Kailua Beach Park. On the next day, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online sightseeing planner .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Honolulu, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Honolulu is much hotter than Ulaanbaatar - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: highs in Seattle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take a stroll through SoMa. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then kick back and relax at China Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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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 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then hike along Lembert Dome. Keep things going the next day: trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 1st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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night
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 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 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 October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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night
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 5th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. In October, New York City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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