21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  10​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Wellfleet
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary builder .

Glasgow, UK to New York City is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to New York City. When traveling from Glasgow in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sulphur Caldron, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 26th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles route builder app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along Four Mile Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, play a few rounds at Presidio Golf Course, kick back and relax at China Beach, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Seattle day trip tool .

Do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wellfleet.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, then see the interesting displays at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wellfleet online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Wellfleet in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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