8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get great views at Tunnel View, then take in the views from Pohono Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. In May, Las Vegas is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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 25th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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