12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Boulder City
— 1 night
+4
bus + Fly + taxi + bus + taxi:  10​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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 28th (Mon): stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

Atlanta to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 27-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boulder City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then snap pictures at Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Mouse's Tank.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boulder City trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Boulder City hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mouse's Tank
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Mouse's Tank ©
Mouse's Tank

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Boulder City in June, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 78°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crissy Field.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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