17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Arches National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park journey planner .

London, UK to Redwood National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. September in Redwood National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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 12th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the next day, contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then Head underground at Bronson Caves, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial. On the next day, grab your bike and head to East River Waterfront Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronx Zoo, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Arches National Park to New York City in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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