23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

3
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Riyadh to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 11th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lower Geyser Basin and Upper Geyser Basin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at S Rim Trail and Lone Star Geyser. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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