20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolb Studio and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and stroll around Indian Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, hike along Queen's Garden Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Widtsoe Ghost Town, then take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, then take in breathtaking views at Agua Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park and then hike along Kayenta Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, then trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Arches National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Keystone

— 1 night

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): putt your heart out at Holy Terror Mini Golf, see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and then look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Keystone sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Keystone takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In July, Keystone is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Keystone

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Shipyard Brewing Company, then do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, and finally sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour app.

You can fly from Keystone to Portland in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Keystone to Portland. Traveling from Keystone in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Wineries

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Lone Star Geyser. Explore hidden gems such as West Thumb Geyser Basin and Storm Point Trail. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, hike along Elephant Back Mountain, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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.
On the 31st (Fri), admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, trek along Hermitage Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Teton Point Turnout, explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, then hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Mount Rainier National Park

— 1 night
The star attraction of Mt.
On the 2nd (Sun), trek along Skyline Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier, and finally hike along Box Canyon Loop.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Mount Rainier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, Mount Rainier National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruce Lee Grave Site, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally walk around Kerry Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and finally stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle vacation planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lands End, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.