15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  25​h
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Colombo

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Colombo, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Lombard Street, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning app .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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 the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then get great views at Tunnel View. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker website .

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 September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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 9th (Mon), admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, and then wander the streets of Old Town. On the next day, stroll around Waterfront Park, take in the waterfront at Old Town Waterfront, then shop like a local with Torpedo Factory Art Center, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Harborfront Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alexandria, Harborfront Area, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon ©
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Six Flags Great Adventure (in Jackson), Washington Crossing Historic Park (in Washington Crossing) and Asbury Park (Asbury Park Boardwalk & Silverball Pinball Museum). The adventure continues: walk around Grounds For Sculpture, take a leisurely stroll along Jenkinson's Boardwalk, and admire all the interesting features of Delicious Orchards.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City holiday maker website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Asbury Park, Delicious Orchards, Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Grounds For Sculpture, Six Flags Great Adventure
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Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture
Silverball Pinball Museum ©
Silverball Pinball Museum
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park

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