9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albany
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Albany

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, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation maker site .

Albany to New York City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albany in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) 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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Artist Point and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

Plan my trip to Yellowstone National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 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. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
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.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Panorama Trail and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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