22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
— 2 nights
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New York City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, walk around The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City journey planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to New York City. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Washington DC — 4 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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, go for a walk through Lombard Street, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Anchorage.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Anchorage — 2 nights

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, then contemplate the long history of Oscar Anderson House Museum, and then stroll through Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and then cruise along Seward Hwy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anchorage trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Anchorage in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Anchorage is minus 1 hour. In September, Anchorage is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.