20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Provincetown
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Provincetown

Provincetown ©

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Cod National Seashore and Long Point. We've included these beaches for you: Nauset Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Take a break from Provincetown with a short trip to Nauset Light Beach in Eastham, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach, and appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown online trip itinerary builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Provincetown is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Provincetown hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Long Point ©
Long Point

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at New York Public Library, then take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and finally admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Provincetown in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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 (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at International Spy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Chinatown, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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