17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
On the 29th (Sat), go for a walk through The High Line. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel route builder app.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In June, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

1
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove, hike along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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 9th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 13th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, head outdoors with Mandalay Bay Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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