12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Medford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Smith River
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Eureka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 30th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Observation Point and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Salt Lake City

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, then admire the natural beauty at Red Butte Garden, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, Salt Lake City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Red Butte Garden ©
Red Butte Garden

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Boise River Greenbelt, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, then get a sense of history and politics at Idaho State Capitol Building, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Boise Escape.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boise trip maker site .

Fly from Salt Lake City to Boise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Boise, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Boise to Seattle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to Seattle. When traveling from Boise in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Medford.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Medford

Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Rogue River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Medford journey maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Medford. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Medford hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Smith River.

Things to do in Medford

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rogue River ©
Rogue River

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Smith River

Smith River ©
Smith River is a census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Ship Ashore Museum and then explore the activities along South Fork of the Smith River.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Smith River online trip planner .

You can drive from Medford to Smith River in 2.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Medford in August: highs in Smith River hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Smith River

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ship Ashore Museum ©
Ship Ashore Museum

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Headwaters Forest Reserve, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eureka online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Smith River to Eureka in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Eureka are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Headwaters Forest Reserve ©
Headwaters Forest Reserve

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Eureka to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eureka in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Panorama Trail and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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