17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Orlando
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New York City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Shanghai, China to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will enjoy Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife

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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Orlando, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 31st (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 2nd (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle day trip planning tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.