8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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New York City
— 1 night
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Nottingham


New York City — 1 night

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the next day, go for a walk through The High Line and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning tool.

Nottingham, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Nottingham to New York City. Traveling from Nottingham in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Pigeon Forge.
Parks · Museums
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

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 6th (Wed): stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and then trek along Alum Cave Trail. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from New York City to Pigeon Forge in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then hike along Fairy Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.