16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker
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New York City
— 2 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights


New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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Stockholm, Sweden to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to New York City is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 12th (Mon): cruise along Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then make a trip to Half Dome.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.