12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner.

San Diego to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, and then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lower Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.