23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Newark
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pioneer Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vernal Fall and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and Frick Collection. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.