16 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and then try to win big at The Mirage.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.