22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
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.
Head to Hopi House and Canyon Village Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Visiting Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. On the 6th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yellowstone Lake and Grand Teton. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and get great views at Observation Point Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Federal Hall, and explore the galleries of Ellis Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route maker app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Ed Munro Seahurst Park in Burien (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Alki Beach, look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Seahurst Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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