19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
4
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Stuttgart

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

Stuttgart, Germany to Washington DC is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, bus, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Round Top, then take in the history at Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, and then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gettysburg attractions tool .

You can drive from Washington DC to Gettysburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown
Jamestown is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, along the Shenango River. To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jamestown online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Jamestown takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gettysburg in August: highs in Jamestown hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks Wineries Nature

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Jamestown to Glacier National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jamestown in August, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, trek along Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Powell Point will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, and stroll through Tonto Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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