24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  41​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  41​h
End: New York City

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 7th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Union Square, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip site .

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 September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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.
The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore and take pictures at S Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake and then look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center, and view the masterpieces at Madame Tussauds DC.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Horseshoe Casino, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, then make a trip to Times Square, and then browse the exhibits of Ellis Island.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

You can drive from New York City to Las Vegas in 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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