24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  5​h
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Bus:  15​min
8
Oakland
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Budapest

4
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.
Relax by the water at Gateway National Recreation and Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Appreciate the collections at SteelStacks and Storm King Art Center. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Allaire State Park (in Farmingdale), Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia) and Jones Farm (in Cornwall on Hudson). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Island Beach State Park and admire the striking features of Boscobel House and Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online visit planner .

Budapest, Hungary to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Island Beach State Park, SteelStacks, Storm King Art Center, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Allaire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve
Island Beach State Park ©
Island Beach State Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Titanic ©
Titanic
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

1
night
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.
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 33°C and 12°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bart's Books and Carpinteria State Beach. Get outdoors at Laguna Beach and Santa Monica Mountains. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Ventura (VOM FASS Ventura & Ventura Harbor Village), Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). It doesn't end there: stop by The Original Farmers Market.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ventura, Santa Monica Mountains, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Carpinteria State Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Lembert Dome. Get outdoors at Nature Center at Happy Isles and May Lake Trailhead. Change things up with a short trip to Travertine Hot Spring in Bridgeport (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Travertine Hot Spring, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Hume Lake and then take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hume Lake ©
Hume Lake
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sebastopol Center For the Arts and Limantour Beach. We've included these beaches for you: San Gregorio State Beach and Bodega Head. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Oakland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Charles M. Schulz Museum, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

few
hours
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Shattuck Avenue and then look for gifts at Moe's Books.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oakland online tour itinerary planner .

Oakland is very close to San Francisco. In August in Oakland, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Berkeley
Highlights from your plan
Shattuck Avenue ©
Shattuck Avenue
Moe's Books ©
Moe's Books

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