21 days in United States Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Ocean Path and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

For ratings and tourist information, read Bar Harbor driving holiday planner.

Vienna, Austria to Bar Harbor is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Times Square, stroll around The High Line, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey planner.

Fly from Bar Harbor to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Custer itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Custer are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Canyonlands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On your second day here, trek along Angel's Landing and then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moab in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, get great views at Lookout Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and stroll through Natural Bridge Trail.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are cooler, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 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 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tioga Pass and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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