17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
New York City
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights


New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation builder.

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.