20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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New York City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, admire all the interesting features of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Washington DC — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Museums

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Firehole Lake Drive.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
On the 14th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Seattle — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, see the interesting displays at Museum of History & Industry, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, Seattle is warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.