18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey tool.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Yosemite National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and visit The Embarcadero.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, thentry to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, thentry your luck at New York New York Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Las Vegas is much warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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