18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

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.
On the 17th (Mon), browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online tour planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Seattle is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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 19th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: hike along Panorama Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

Plan a Phoenix trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Phoenix in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Phoenix is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Phoenix reach 49°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 25th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Powell Point.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), stop by Barneys New York, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planning tool .

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 take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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.
Get outdoors at Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, hike along North Rim Trail, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and look for gifts at Josefinas.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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