8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Edisto Island
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Taft Point. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

Getting from New York City to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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hours
Edisto Island

Edisto Island ©
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. On the 5th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Kings Farm Market and then admire the majestic nature at Edisto Beach State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Edisto Island with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Nature Beaches Outdoors
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Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park
Kings Farm Market ©
Kings Farm Market

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