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
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  41 h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + 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 8th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit site .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Disney Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Craft Contemporary, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 17th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, enjoy some music at Hopi House, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take an in-depth tour of Tusayan Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (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 August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (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
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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 Washington National Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Make your Washington DC itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Washington DC to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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 23rd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (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 August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

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

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 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

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

You can fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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