25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Top of the Rock. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Paris, France to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip tool.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online visit planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. On the 17th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Attractions like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.