18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Montevideo
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  17 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9 h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Montevideo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, examine the collection at Museum of Chinese in America, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to New York City is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight, train, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Montevideo in January, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurum Geyser and Old Gardiner Road. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, stroll through North Rim Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from -2°C by day to -18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
North Rim Trail ©
North Rim Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In February, San Francisco is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
Visiting Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Range will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, explore the striking landscape of Elizabeth Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 10°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, hike along Temescal Gateway Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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