15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 2 nights
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
4
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

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Edinburgh, UK to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Hartford, Mount LeConte, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

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nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 9th (Fri), get interesting insight from ZipLine Hilton Head, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Hilton Head takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
ZipLine Hilton Head ©
ZipLine Hilton Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip maker tool.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Glacier National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, expect much colder with lows of 11°C in Glacier National Park. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take a pleasant ride with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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