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
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New York City
— 4 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + subway:  10​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
car:  10​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  10​h
10
New York City
— 1 night
End: New York City

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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.
You've added Little Italy, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Flatiron Building, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online itinerary planner .

In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Wall Street ©
Wall Street

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then wander the streets of Chinatown, then wander the streets of SoMa, and finally play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

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Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, things will get much colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Page trip planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April: highs in Page hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Golf Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Powell National Golf Course ©
Lake Powell National Golf Course
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley journey planner .

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Page in April, expect Monument Valley to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 3°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in a show at Hopi House.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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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 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hoover Dam and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Paris Las Vegas ©
Paris Las Vegas

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New York City

New York City ©
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and then make a trip to Rockefeller Center. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. In May, New York City is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Grand Central Terminal ©
Grand Central Terminal

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