17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo
Drive:  15​min
1
Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Rapid City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
7
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: San Luis Obispo

2
nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Tobin James Cellars and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip planner.

San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll set off for South Lake Tahoe on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Friends of the Elephant Seal, Tobin James Cellars, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Tobin James Cellars ©
Tobin James Cellars

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe tour planner.

Getting from Pismo Beach to South Lake Tahoe by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Pismo Beach in August since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 42°F. You'll set off for Jackson Hole on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Made, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, then gain interesting insight with National Museum of Wildlife Art, and finally look for gifts at Teton Mountaineering.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from South Lake Tahoe to Jackson Hole takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Jackson Hole, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Made ©
Made
Town Square ©
Town Square

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 38°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

4
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
You'll explore and learn at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Pawnseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Rapid City and Bear Country USA. Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Wildlife Loop Road (in Custer), Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip) and Deadwood (Adams House Museum & Mount Moriah Cemetery). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Loop Road and see the interesting displays at Founding Fathers Black Hills.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rapid City trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Rapid City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rapid City, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Deadwood, Wildlife Loop Road, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Loop Road
Highlights from your plan
Adams House ©
Adams House
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

3
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sat), hike along The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then trek along Angel's Landing.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Rapid City to Zion National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rapid City in August since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
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.
Let the collections at Titanic and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Las Vegas Downtown. There's still lots to do: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

Plan my trip to Las Vegas with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 101°F to lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown

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