17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Filoli are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Computer History Museum and The Stanford Shopping Center capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: San Jose (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Winchester Mystery House, & more) and Cantor Arts Center (in Palo Alto).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Jose, Palo Alto, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Filoli, Computer History Museum
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum

4
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 Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Get some historical perspective at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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.
Let the collections at Ocean Grove Beach and Seaside Park Beach capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at Belmar Beach and Allaire State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: A Mano Galleries (in Lambertville), Point Pleasant Beach (in Point Pleasant Beach) and Silverball Pinball Museum (in Asbury Park). There's lots more to do: walk around Washington Crossing Historic Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, contemplate the long history of Fonthill Castle, and get some fabulous bargains at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Belmar Beach, Washington Crossing Historic Park, Ocean Grove Beach, Seaside Park Beach
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Point Pleasant Beach ©
Point Pleasant Beach
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach

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