19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, San Francisco is colder than Dubai - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Tenaya Lake will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Bring the kids along to Old Faithful and Natural Bridge Trail. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, and stroll through North Rim Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 12th (Mon), trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taggart Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then take in the pleasant sights at Potholes Turnout.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Wed) at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online travel route planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Orlando by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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.
Attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Empire State Building make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.