22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Wellington

2
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 Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, make a trip to Hayes Valley, and sample the fine beverages at Hotaling & Co..

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Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Wellington to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 16th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards, Inglenook
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Artist Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park attractions planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from St. Helena to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than St. Helena - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

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Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, stop by SunShine Scooters, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, Key West is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

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You can fly from Key West to Las Vegas in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Key West in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob 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.
Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online holiday maker .

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 August, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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