23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
8
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
9
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

2
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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, and trek along Artist Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, San Francisco is warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

Find out how to plan Las Vegas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

3
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.
On the 14th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Gatlinburg in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Gatlinburg at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough 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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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