8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
+2
subway + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia


1
night
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 5th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Maricopa Point, and take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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