26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
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
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Athens

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip maker tool .

Athens, Greece to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Athens to New York City. Traveling from Athens in October, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker website .

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. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Hopi Point.

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

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On your second day here, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route app .

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, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Marina District, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online vacation planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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