18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
8
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Las Vegas


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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Las Vegas. In August, plan for daily highs up to 101°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Yellowstone National Park is much colder at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seattle is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Seattle, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 17th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Eastbank Esplanade, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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