20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h
1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cody
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and stroll through Highline Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Glacier National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Grand Teton. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest, examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cody travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Cody at 71°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Shoshone National Forest ©
Shoshone National Forest
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Cody to Redwood National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cody, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are warmer, around 90°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like The Exploratorium and San Francisco Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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