17 days in North America Itinerary

17 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North America trip planner
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
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New York City, United States — 2 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: make a trip to Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City route builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park, United States — 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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San Francisco, United States — 2 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 22nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and then visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Banff National Park.
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Banff National Park, Canada — 3 nights

Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Change things up with a short trip to The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation in Field (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, trek along Plain of Six Glaciers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Big Beehive.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park online tour builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Banff National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Banff National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for little chillier nights in Banff National Park, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.
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Jasper National Park, Canada — 4 nights

The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Skyline Trail, hike along Bald Hills, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, and take in the awesome beauty at Whistlers Peak.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in August: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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