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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning website .

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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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 ©

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 11th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panorama Trail and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

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 difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planning website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through Pioneer Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, and then walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park online travel planner .

Getting from Seattle to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough 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.
Family-friendly places like Hayden Valley and Firehole Canyon Drive will thrill your kids. Visiting Lower Geyser Basin and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to 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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