19 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, get great views at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to New York City. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get your bearings at Library of Congress, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Firehole River, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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