23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  34​h
7
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  46​h
End: San Francisco

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 (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are much warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool .

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
day
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 12th (Sun), shop like a local with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas route builder app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
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.
On the 13th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Washington DC using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City route planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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