18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dublin


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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner .

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

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
night
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation builder site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Graceland, explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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, wildlife, and museums. 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, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Memphis to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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 17th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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 20th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get your bearings at Yavapai Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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