22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Shop till you drop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Market. Step out of the city life by going to Independence National Historical Park and Speed Boats Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). There's more to do: shop like a local with SoHo and take a stroll through Greenwich Village.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: highs in New York City hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Independence National Historical Park
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, wander the streets of Old Town, and then wander the streets of Georgetown.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Georgetown ©
Georgetown
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and North Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
On the 30th (Sat), have fun at Strip Gun Club, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online day trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Visiting Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Healdsburg to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Lower Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: hike along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Terrace Spring, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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