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
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. June in New York City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to 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 ©

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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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and trek along Artist Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey maker site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Yosemite Valley Chapel and Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Twin Peaks and Fort Funston National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 104°F and lows reach 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to 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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