8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 1 night
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Times Square and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 7th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thentake in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

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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 9th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, thentake in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, thenget great views at Lookout Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and finally explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pigeon Forge in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in San Francisco, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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