18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip maker

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Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Train
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 day
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

Resistencia, Argentina to Washington DC is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Resistencia to Washington DC. Traveling from Resistencia in August, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 4 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New York City road trip website.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): trek along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
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, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 day

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Strip and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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 26th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

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