11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

11 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City — 3 nights

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: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and stroll around The High Line.

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London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

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Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Washburn, and explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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