20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nimes
Fly:  25​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: Nimes

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online trip planner .

Nimes, France to Salt Lake City is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nimes to Salt Lake City. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nimes in August: highs in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker site .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Sun), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Paria View.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): trek along Alstrom Point and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lake Powell route maker app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 7 hours. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lake Powell: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Alstrom Point
Highlights from your plan
Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley tour itinerary site .

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lake Powell in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get great views at Lipan Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

Discover how to plan a Zion National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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