21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  9​h
1
Hood River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Astoria
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Ketchum
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + train + bus:  8​h
7
Temecula
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Port Marina Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Starvation Creek State Park, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hood River day trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Hood River is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Edmonton to Hood River. Traveling from Edmonton in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Hood River: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Punchbowl Falls ©
Punchbowl Falls

2
nights
Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, then stop by Seaside Candyman, and finally pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum, then snap pictures at Astoria-Megler Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Astoria online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hood River to Astoria in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hood River in August: high temperatures in Astoria hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Seaside
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Astoria-Megler Bridge ©
Astoria-Megler Bridge

2
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crater Lake National Park and Whitehorse Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Crater Lake National Park: National Creek Falls (in Prospect) and Umpqua National Forest (in Umpqua). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleetwood Cove Trail, admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls, and take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Astoria to Crater Lake National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Astoria in August, expect nights in Crater Lake National Park to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ketchum.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

National Creek Falls, Umpqua National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

1
night
Ketchum

Ketchum ©
Ketchum is a city in Blaine County, Idaho, United States, in the central part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Fisher Creek Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth Wilderness Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Fly Sun Valley and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pettit Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ketchum trip planner .

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Ketchum in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crater Lake National Park to Ketchum due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August; daily highs in Ketchum reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Ketchum

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pettit Lake ©
Pettit Lake
Fly Sun Valley ©
Fly Sun Valley

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ketchum to San Francisco. The time zone difference when traveling from Ketchum to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ketchum in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Temecula.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

1
day
Temecula

Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
On the 25th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town Temecula and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Temecula online itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Temecula by combination of car, flight, train, and bus takes about 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Temecula at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Temecula

Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then get great views at Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park journey planner .

Traveling by car from Temecula to Death Valley National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Temecula in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battlefield Vegas and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, make a trip to The Strip, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Las Vegas. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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