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 + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Firehole Canyon Drive and Lehardy's Rapids. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at North Kaibab Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 10th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 85°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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

5
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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Tom Devlin's Monster Museum (in Boulder City) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Tom Devlin's Monster Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amarillo driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Amarillo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Amarillo at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum