17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip site.

Valletta, Malta to New York City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to New York City is minus 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, stroll through Lone Star Geyser, and explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Half Dome and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
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.