19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
tram + bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  41​h
8
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Budapest

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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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 flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Will Rogers State Historic Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Paramount Ranch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbon Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Malibu: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, then take a leisurely stroll along Embarcadero, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Malibu to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online journey builder .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and then examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bronx Zoo, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to New York City takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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