16 days in North America Itinerary

16 days in North America Itinerary

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16 days in North America Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Rome

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and explore the activities along Shoshone Lake.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In agosto, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than Rome - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in agosto, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in agosto, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Yosemite National Park in agosto, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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