22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, make a trip to Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on things with Tribeca Sailing.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone National Park and Artist Point. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and get to know the fascinating history of Lone Star Geyser.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip site .

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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Swiftcurrent Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, trek along Highline Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park vacation website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Union Square, then take a stroll through SoMa, and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Tue), try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, try to win big at New York New York Casino, and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 9 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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