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
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  14​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
On the 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Solace Studios Fine Handcrafts, hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike, and then do a tasting at Sharp Rock Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at New Market State Historical Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shenandoah National Park online journey planner .

New York City to Shenandoah National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sharp Rock Vineyards, SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, New Market State Historical Park
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Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
New Market State Historical Park ©
New Market State Historical Park
Sharp Rock Vineyards ©
Sharp Rock Vineyards

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shenandoah National Park to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shenandoah National Park to New Orleans. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Orleans to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Powell Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 14.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 85°F and lows at 41°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pecos National Historical Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then contemplate the long history of El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo
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Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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