20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Bus
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Cedar City
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Basin National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vernal
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— Few hours

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Palace of Fine Arts Theatre to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then stroll through Lands End.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Capitola Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point and then get great views at Valley View.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Santa Cruz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park road trip website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Rim Visitor Center as well as Cape Royal. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center and then cruise along Cape Royal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary site.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

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Cedar City

Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kolob Canyons as well as Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and then take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cedar City online journey planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Cedar City in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Cedar City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. You'll set off for Great Basin National Park on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
You've now added Wheeler Peak to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wheeler Peak.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Great Basin National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cedar City to Great Basin National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cedar City to Great Basin National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cedar City in August since evenings lows in Great Basin National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Vernal

Vernal, the county seat and largest city in Uintah County is in northeastern Utah, United States, about 175mi east of Salt Lake City and west of the Colorado border. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dinosaur National Monument visitor center. On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vernal online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Great Basin National Park to Vernal in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Basin National Park to Vernal due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Great Basin National Park in August since evenings lows in Vernal dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Vernal

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Signal Mountain Summit Road as well as Grand Teton Lodge Company. On the 15th (Sun), relax and float downstream with Grand Teton Lodge Company. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Cascade Canyon, then admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point, and finally explore and take pictures at Signal Mountain Summit Road.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park tour builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vernal to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from Vernal in August, expect Grand Teton National Park to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mammoth Hot Springs, Midway Geyser Basin, Grand Loop Road, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, then explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and then trek along Inspiration Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin, admire all the interesting features of Grand Loop Road, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Idaho Falls travel route planning site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Idaho Falls in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Idaho Falls hover around 35°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

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.
Ensign Peak Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Ensign Peak Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip website.

Fly from Idaho Falls to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Idaho Falls in August; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.