23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + subway:  6​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  9​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
10
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salt Lake City tour planner.

London, UK to Salt Lake City is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Salt Lake City. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
The town of Jackson serves as a base for trips to the nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, and several ski resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Jackson Hole Llamas, shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature, and then make a trip to Town Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jackson Hole Museum, hike along Taggart Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jackson trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in September; daily highs in Jackson reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Mangelsen Images of Nature ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Artist Point. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

Getting from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Jackson, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 0°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at The Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes Station) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). It doesn't end there: stroll through China Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rodeo Beach, Castello di Amorosa, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Monument Valley in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Monument Valley is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Monument Valley: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
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 18th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Union Station, Denver, CO, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then listen to music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally look for gifts at Tattered Cover Book Store. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then examine the collection at Colorado Railroad Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Dinosaur Ridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Colorado Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Jacob Riis Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Gateway National Recreation, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary maker.

Getting from Denver to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jacob Riis Park, Long Beach, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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