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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Cedar City
— 2 nights
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
— 3 nights
Fly
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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. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planning tool.

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 enough time to drive 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. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Stagnaro Sport Fishing Charters & Whale Watching Cruises, then kick back and relax at Capitola Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Cloud's Rest. The adventure continues: get great views at Valley View.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off 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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online route planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. You will leave for Cedar City on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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. You've now added Kolob Canyons to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Kolob Canyons. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Dinosaur Footprint Parowan Gap, stroll the grounds of Parowan Cemetery, hike along Coal Creek Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Cedar City Utah Temple, and finally make a splash at Cedar City Aquatic Center.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cedar City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Cedar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Cedar City. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Cedar City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Cedar City

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): trek along Bristlecone Trail, Head underground at Lehman Caves, and then trek along Alpine Lakes Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Cave Lake State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Stella Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Teresa Lake, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mather Overlook.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Great Basin National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Cedar City to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cedar City to Great Basin National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Basin National Park when traveling from Cedar City in August, with lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side 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. To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vernal trip planner.

You can drive from Great Basin National Park to Vernal in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Great Basin National Park in August since evenings lows in Vernal dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Grand Teton National Park on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Vernal

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Leigh Lake, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermitage Point, then go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vernal to Grand Teton National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vernal in August: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Get in touch with nature at Biscuit Basin and Gibbon Falls. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Chinese Spring ( Chinaman Spring), head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, and stroll through Purple Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites
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.