17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Calgary
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Calgary

1
day
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Portland is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in August; daily highs in Portland reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner.

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, shopping, casinos, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Sightseeing Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

2
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then hike along Artist Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 25°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
day
Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature

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