20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
5
New York City
— 3 nights
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. de Young Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site.

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in March, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Let the collections at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Veteran's Memorial Park. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City), Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey maker website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 17.5 hours. In March, Las Vegas is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Willow Beach
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Let the collections at Yavapai Geology Museum and Kolb Studio capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and get engrossed in the history at Tusayan Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), contemplate the waterfront views at Turtle Pond, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Hudson River Greenway.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Museums Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Horseshoe Casino). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Baltimore, Arlington National Cemetery
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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