18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  26​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Lahore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, make a trip to Space Needle, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then stroll through Alki Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder site .

Lahore, Pakistan to Seattle is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lahore in August, with highs in Seattle at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll through Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Seattle, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Pothole Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along Rim Trail, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Hayden Valley and Gibbon Falls will thrill your kids. On the 19th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore and take pictures at Virginia Cascade Drive, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough 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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