17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bay Head Beach and 8th Ave Jetty. Get outdoors at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and Orange County Arboretum. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Holtsville Ecology Site in Holtsville, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Black Rock Forest Consortium and browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

8th Ave Jetty, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Orange County Arboretum, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Bay Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Black Rock Forest Consortium ©
Black Rock Forest Consortium
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

1
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 24th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Willow Beach and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Mount Charleston and see Spring Mountains Visitor Center, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online holiday builder .

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 difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

3
nights
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Old Town Temecula. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to San Clemente (San Clemente Pier & Rainbow Sandals), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach). Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Tue) at Disneyland Park. It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oceanside, San Clemente, Santa Monica, Victoria Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodega Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Nob Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

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