25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shenzhen
+3
train + foot + subway + Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
7
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + train:  17​h 30​min
End: Shenzhen

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planning website .

Shenzhen, China to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Shenzhen to San Francisco. Traveling from Shenzhen in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Washington DC at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
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, walk around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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 3rd (Sat): stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, make a trip to Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seattle, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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