15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  14​h
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus:  3​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  46​h
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Las Vegas

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Denver online trip builder .

Washington DC to Denver is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Denver when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Fiery Furnace, then make a trip to Partition Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arches National Park travel planning site .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Partition Arch ©
Partition Arch

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then trek along Rim Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Fairyland Point ©
Fairyland Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then trek along Riverside Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get your game on at Dig This, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then get great views at Powell Point.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online journey maker .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 19th (Mon), cruise along Generals Hwy and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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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.
To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Beer Tastings & Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), then get outside with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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