23 days in Continental USA & Niagara Falls Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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Start: Kuching, Malaysia
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Clark, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Denver, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
7
Houston, United States
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  9 h 15 min
8
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  24 h
End: Kuching, Malaysia

2
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then walk around Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planning website.

Kuching, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Kuching in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally get great views at Washburn Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clark.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Clark, United States

Clark ©
Clark is an unincorporated community and U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Elk River Guest Ranch, then immerse yourself in nature at Steamboat Lake State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pearl Lake State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Clark trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Clark by car takes about 11 hours. In August, daytime highs in Clark are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Denver on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Clark

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Lake State Park ©
Steamboat Lake State Park
Elk River Guest Ranch ©
Elk River Guest Ranch
Pearl Lake State Park ©
Pearl Lake State Park

3
nights
Denver, United States

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Denver to Colorado Springs to see Garden of the Gods about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver online vacation planner.

Getting from Clark to Denver by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Clark in August, with highs in Denver at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. On your second day here, wander the streets of The Strand and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Houston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Houston is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

1
night
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Conservatory, then make a trip to Clifton Hill War Memorial, then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower, and finally explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls Canada, get to know the fascinating history of White Water Walk, and then do a tasting at Peller Estates Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Houston to Niagara Falls takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get slightly colder in Niagara Falls: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Peller Estates Winery
Highlights from your plan
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Skylon Tower ©
Skylon Tower

3
nights
New York City, United States

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Chrysler Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, train, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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