18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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18 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train + Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), hike along Tuolumne Meadows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 2nd (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 4th (Sun), try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, and finally get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

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Fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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