19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
2
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Pacifica
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Oakland
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Greenwich Village. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Dumbo. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and shop like a local with SoHo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

few
hours
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City journey planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Salt Lake City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Moose.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Amphitheater Lake, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and then trek along Jenny Lake Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moose trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Moose. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Moose, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Hidden Falls ©
Hidden Falls

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beehive Geyser and S Rim Trail. Get outdoors at Gibbon Falls and Artist Point. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey builder .

You can drive from Moose to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moose in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then examine the collection at Church History Museum, and then examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip app .

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pacifica.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum
Pioneer Memorial Museum ©
Pioneer Memorial Museum
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

3
nights
Pacifica

Pacifica ©
Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Poplar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Golden Gate National Cemetery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Milagra Ridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mori Point, and finally kick back and relax at Pacifica State Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pacifica online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Salt Lake City to Pacifica. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Pacifica reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Pacifica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Golden Gate National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Poplar Beach ©
Poplar Beach
Gray Whale Cove State Beach ©
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Pacifica State Beach ©
Pacifica State Beach

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oakland trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Oakland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Oakland: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Moraga Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Preservation Park ©
Preservation Park
Moraga Art Gallery ©
Moraga Art Gallery

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