9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Washington DC
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Seattle. In August, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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nights
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 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Washington DC to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Artist Point and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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