22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Paris

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trek along Panorama Trail, then make a trip to Ansel Adams Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour 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 flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: stop by Amoeba Music, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Baltimore
Highlights from your plan
Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Grove Beach and Bronx Zoo. You'll get in some beach time at Cupsogue Beach County Park and Lido Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Point Lookout Beach in Point Lookout (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, stop by Tiffany & Co., and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Bronx Zoo, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Lido Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

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