23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 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
— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visiting Old Faithful and S Rim Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

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 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On your second day here, trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, hike along Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip site.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seattle when traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Mariposa Grove and Lembert Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: get great views at Powell Point and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

New York City

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. There's much more to do: make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), race across the water with a speed boat tour, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning tool.

You can 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. 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 · Shopping

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.