16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Fresno
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade) and Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Battlefield Colorado). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip site.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

Make your Grand Canyon National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St George Greek Orthodox Church, get to know the resident critters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, and finally learn about all things military at Legion of Valor Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Discovery Center, don't miss a visit to Old Town Clovis, then walk around Woodward Regional Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fresno vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Fresno in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Fresno due to the time zone difference. In August, Fresno is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Shinzen Japanese Garden ©
Shinzen Japanese Garden
Old Town Clovis ©
Old Town Clovis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation maker website.

Traveling by bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Fresno, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and walk around Crissy Field.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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