21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
4
New York City
— 6 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Union Square. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by SoMa, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In May, San Francisco is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take a memorable drive along Firehole Canyon Drive, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and steep yourself in history at Fort Yellowstone Historic District.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 16th (Thu), stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, thenadmire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. On the next day, stop by Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, explore the galleries of Graceland, and then try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis travel route builder app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Memphis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Memphis. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Memphis to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

6
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.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation & Gunnison Beach). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City journey planner.

You can fly from Memphis to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to New York City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in May, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sandy Hook
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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