18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
fly:  41​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Las Vegas

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like 8th Ave Jetty and Belmar Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: St Mary's Episcopal Church (in Cold Spring), Chadwick Lake (in Newburgh) and Jenkinson's Aquarium (in Point Pleasant Beach). The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

8th Ave Jetty, St Mary's Episcopal Church, Chadwick Lake, Jenkinson's Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
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 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then have fun at Battlefield Vegas. On the next day, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from New York City to Las Vegas takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 29th (Thu), trek along The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Angel's Landing, then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dinosaur Tracks and Yavapai Point. On the 1st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dinosaur Tracks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Tue), make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Lee Vining (Tioga Rd & Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve). There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lee Vining
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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