20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trek along Merced Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online visit planner .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, New York City is warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online day trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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