17 days in United States Itinerary

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Huntington Beach
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Phoenix
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Huntington Beach — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll around Heisler Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier. Keep things going the next day: partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, then see a show at Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, and then look for gifts at Toes on the Nose Surf Shop.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntington Beach travel route planning website.

Los Angeles to Huntington Beach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Huntington Beach sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and get great views at Sunrise Point.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Huntington Beach to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Bryce Canyon National Park when traveling from Huntington Beach in August, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 1 day

On the 22nd (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, then see where the action happens at Children's Mercy Park, and finally examine the collection at Cabela's.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kansas City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kansas City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 3 nights

The City of Lakes

Go for a jaunt from Minneapolis to Hastings to see Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: have fun at Target Field, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, look for gifts at The Galleria, and admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Keystone.
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Keystone — 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keystone: Custer (Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, &more) and Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, and get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Keystone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis to Keystone, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Keystone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Denver.
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Denver — 3 nights

Mile-High City

Step out of Denver with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Idaho Springs--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get curious at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and see where the action happens at Coors Field.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Denver is somewhat warmer than Keystone - with highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, don't miss a visit to On The Edge Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Denver to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in August: highs in Phoenix hover around 105°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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