21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  30​min
1
Oregon City
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Bend
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Post Falls
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Moose
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Vernal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Kingman
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
14
Reno
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Portland

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Oregon City

Oregon City
Oregon City is the county seat of Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, located on the Willamette River near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oregon City travel itinerary creator.

Portland to Oregon City is an approximately half hour car ride. In August in Oregon City, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Oregon City

Parks Wineries Outdoors

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bend travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Oregon City to Bend by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Bend when traveling from Oregon City in August, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Post Falls.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©

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Post Falls

Post Falls
Post Falls is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Post Falls vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bend to Post Falls. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You will leave for Moose on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Post Falls

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moose vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Post Falls to Moose. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Post Falls to Moose. Traveling from Post Falls in August, expect Moose to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vernal.

Things to do in Moose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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Vernal

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. On the 10th (Thu), explore the galleries of Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dinosaur National Monument visitor center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vernal tour planner.

Traveling by car from Moose to Vernal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Moose in August; daily highs in Vernal reach 86°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Vernal

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jensen
Highlights from your plan
Quarry Exhibit Hall ©
Quarry Exhibit Hall

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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 11th (Fri): cruise along Potash Road, then explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and then stop by Sandstone Gallery. On your second day here, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moab vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vernal to Moab takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vernal in August, with highs in Moab at 92°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Trails Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Potash Road ©
Potash Road

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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and then delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cortez vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Moab to Cortez takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Cortez reach 87°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 14th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Cortez to Zion National Park with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then get great views at Mather Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. August in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory and then Head underground at Lava River Cave.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Williams vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Williams can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arizona Route 66 Museum and then look for gifts at Hackberry General Store.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kingman custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williams to Kingman takes 2 hours. Traveling from Williams in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kingman: highs are around 96°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hackberry General Store
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Kingman to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kingman in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are colder (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum - The Harrah Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reno trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Reno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Reno: highs are around 92°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor, Vikingsholm
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum