21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, look for gifts at Tiffany & Co., take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder .

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
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

1
day
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through Sombrero Beach, admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Pine Key route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Big Pine Key takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Big Pine Key reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sombrero Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Out of the Blue Gallery ©
Out of the Blue Gallery

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

Before you visit Colorado Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Big Pine Key to Colorado Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Pine Key to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Big Pine Key, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Hollywood & Highland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, hike along Lembert Dome, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planning site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Twin Peaks and Fort Funston National Park. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel website .

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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