18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
+3
bus + subway + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and then make a trip to Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at New York New York Casino, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Marina District, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Helena route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries

Side Trip

Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and admire all the interesting features of Artist Point.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from St. Helena to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from St. Helena to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Helena in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

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