22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Reagan Washington
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, walk around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, and trek along Observation Point Trail.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive