18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Helsinki to San Francisco. While traveling from Helsinki, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

4
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 outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey maker website .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 10th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

5
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 Canyon Village Marketplace and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along South Kaibab Trail, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit warmer days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC or Tiffany & Co.. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Central Park, look for gifts at The Strand Bookstore, and choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in New York City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Tours Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Narwhal Yacht Charters ©
Narwhal Yacht Charters
Tiffany & Co. ©
Tiffany & Co.

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