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

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.
Attractions like Firehole Canyon Drive and Gibbon Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Lower Geyser Basin and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, get advice or help at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Riyadh to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, then trek along Highline Trail, and then trek along Grinnell Glacier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Glacier National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, hike along Lembert Dome, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 Inner Canyon. On the 22nd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for warmer nights in New York City, 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
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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