15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Drive:  15​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Calgary

1
night
Portland

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Oneonta Gorge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portland route app .

Calgary, Canada to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Portland is a bit warmer than Calgary - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
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 7th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND California. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Carlsbad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Carlsbad, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Petco Park and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Petco Park ©
Petco Park

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park attractions tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
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 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Golden Spike National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): Head underground at Timpanogos Cave National Monument and then examine the collection at Museum of Natural Curiosity.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Museum of Natural Curiosity, Golden Spike National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument ©
Timpanogos Cave National Monument
Museum of Natural Curiosity ©
Museum of Natural Curiosity

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