5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  30​min
1
New York City
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore and take pictures at Central Park and then wander the streets of Times Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
day
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Sat), stroll through Lincoln Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then wander the streets of SoMa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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