23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pescara
Bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Death Valley Junction
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Bus + Foot + Fly:  12​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  15​h
End: Pescara

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, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Pescara, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Pescara - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, hike along Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online travel route builder .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
day
Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction ©
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. On the 11th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then steep yourself in history at Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Death Valley Junction attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley Junction in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Death Valley Junction hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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 (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley Junction to Grand Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley Junction to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Death Valley Junction, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

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

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. In August, Bryce Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, stroll through National Zoological Park, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Washington DC. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip maker tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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