12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  14​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, stroll around The High Line, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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Cairo, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to New York City. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect New York City to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Artist Point and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 10th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then stroll through Alki Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Seattle trip site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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