16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing site .

Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 your second day here, hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Wawona Meadow.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at White House, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: 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 September, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
White House ©
White House

3
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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