21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  17​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  8​h 30​min
5
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along Rim Trail, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

London, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, then trek along Horseshoe Bend, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. On the next day, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing and then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Page itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Page hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Page to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to San Francisco. Traveling from Page in September, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 16°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Artist Point. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Center Lake, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Custer reach 24°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Windcross Conservancy, Bear Country USA
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road

4
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 sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Custer in September, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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