20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Edmonton

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site and then hike along Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley, immerse yourself in nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, then take in the awesome beauty at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, and finally steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Portland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in August; daily highs in Portland reach 34°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Highway, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Mt. Hood National Forest, Mountt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Boise Mormon Temple, identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Boise National Forest, then hike along Boise River Greenbelt, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Boise using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boise, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Old Idaho Penitentiary ©
Old Idaho Penitentiary
World Center For Birds of Prey ©
World Center For Birds of Prey

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Marin Headlands and Presidio of San Francisco. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary app .

Fly from Boise to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boise, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Newport Beach, steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, explore and take pictures at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, 26-Mile Bike Path, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and River Rafting & Tubing. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mount Charleston. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Boulder City) and Helicopter Tours (in Henderson). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the views from Navajo Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Page tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Navajo Bridge, Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park, then admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and then hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Moab day trip planning website .

Getting from Page to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon, get in on the family fun at Gorgoza Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Woodward Park City
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Woodward Park City ©
Woodward Park City
City Creek Canyon ©
City Creek Canyon

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lone Star Geyser and Yellowstone Historic Center are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Yellowstone River about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, cruise along Grand Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

West Yellowstone
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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