17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  27​h
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
7
New York City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Karachi

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 16th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary maker app .

Karachi, Pakistan to Seattle is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Karachi in October, expect Seattle to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at China Beach, take a stroll through SoMa, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, look for gifts at Barneys New York, then take a stroll through The Strip, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
Barneys New York ©
Barneys New York

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and get great views at Powell Point.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for much warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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