19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City


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1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Olmsted Point. Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Falls. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 10th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel road trip site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

Discover how to plan a San Simeon trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Artifacts Gallery ©
Artifacts Gallery

2
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 South Kaibab Trail. On the 14th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Simeon to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
On the 16th (Tue), try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning site .

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 July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 104°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through North End and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boston online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Boston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Boston to be a bit cooler, around 67°F, while days are colder, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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.
On the 20th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, and then tour the water at your own pace with AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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