18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Warsaw, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Warsaw to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, get great views at Valley View, and then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and finally explore the activities along Merced River.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

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

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. 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 April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are much colder (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at Wreck Room, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take a stroll through The Strip.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday maker site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Washington DC

— 1 night
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and then get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC road trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in April; daily highs in Washington DC reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Nature

New York City

— 5 nights

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods