17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
8
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artist Point and Artists’ Paintpots. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Washburn, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from London in July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lands End, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Stinson Beach
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Four Mile Trail. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar City Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, then examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Petco Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 14th (Fri), get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Ultimate Swamp Adventures ©
Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Garden District ©
Garden District

Similar Plans

21 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM TAIWAN September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans