7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
New York City
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Washington


New York City — 1 night

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 13th (Thu), snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

Washington to New York City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Wapama Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Vernal Fall and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Pohono Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.