22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Devils Tower
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin and then take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, then hike along Lands End, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lembert Dome and Tuolumne Meadows. Explore hidden gems such as Four Mile Trail and Glacier Point. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pfeiffer State Beach and Point Lobos. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Big Sur (McWay Falls & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monterey day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Arizona Copper Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Jerome (Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery & Douglas Mansion). Spend the 18th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, grab your bike and head to Huckaby Trail, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Monterey to Sedona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterey to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in August; daily highs in Sedona reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Devils Tower.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jerome, Arizona Copper Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

1
day
Devils Tower

Devils Tower ©
A trip to Devils Tower proves equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and nature enthusiasts on the lookout for unique geological formations.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Hulett Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rogue's Gallery, then contemplate the geological forces at Devils Tower National Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Wind Circles.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Tower travel route builder tool .

Getting from Sedona to Devils Tower by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, Devils Tower is slightly colder than Sedona - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Devils Tower

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hulett
Highlights from your plan
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Devils Tower National Monument
Rogue's Gallery ©
Rogue's Gallery

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Do some cultural sightseeing at New York Public Library and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Devils Tower to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Devils Tower to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Devils Tower in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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