21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
plane:  8​h
3
Durham
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Washington DC
— 7 nights
fly:  10​h
End: Reykjavik

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Reykjavik, Iceland to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Reykjavik to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
On the 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, snap pictures at Navajo Bridge, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Durham.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

5
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stonefield Cellars Winery and Starrlight Mead. Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Mebane (The Curious Peddler & Destination Downtown), Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough) and Raleigh (State Farmers Market & North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Chapel of the Cross, walk around Country Park, and stop by McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Durham takes 32 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Durham. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for much hotter nights in Durham, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Durham

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Raleigh, Mebane, Pittsboro, Greensboro, Stonefield Cellars Winery
Highlights from your plan
North Hills ©
North Hills
Stonefield Cellars Winery ©
Stonefield Cellars Winery
Starrlight Mead ©
Starrlight Mead

7
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Do your shopping at Eastern Market and Madame Tussauds DC. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Copper Fox Distillery (in Sperryville), Betterton Beach (in Betterton) and Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino, Fell's Point, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lyon Distilling Company, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Durham to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Baltimore, St. Michaels, Alexandria, Copper Fox Distillery, Skyline Drive
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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