21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Merced
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Fresno
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 1 day

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally stop by Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and finally hike along Lands End.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Kongsberg, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Merced.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Merced

Merced ©
Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Merced trip maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Merced in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Merced hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Merced

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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Lake Yosemite ©
Lake Yosemite
Vista Ranch ©
Vista Ranch
Castle Air Museum ©
Castle Air 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.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Merced to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Merced in July, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno, take an in-depth tour of Legion of Valor Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then make a splash at Island Waterpark, then hike along Blossom Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fresno online day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Fresno by bus takes about 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Fresno hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Island Waterpark ©
Island Waterpark
St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno ©
St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and finally Head underground at Boyden Cavern.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route maker app.

You can drive from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In July in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Boyden Cavern
Boyden Cavern

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn and then see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bakersfield route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bakersfield. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Bakersfield dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn ©
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn

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Las Vegas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Charleston and The LINQ Promenade. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Veteran's Memorial Park (in Boulder City) and Helicopter Tours (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Helicopter Tours

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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 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, then grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then trek along Kayenta Trail, and finally get outside with The Subway. Keep things going the next day: hike along Riverside Walk, then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then trek along Angel's Landing.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be cooler, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenny Lake and Bridger Gondola. Take a break from the city and head to Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Solitude Excursions. Go for a jaunt from Jackson Hole to Victor to see Grand Teton Brewing Company about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, go for a walk through Cunningham Cabin, stroll through Jackson Hole Pack Trips and Trail Rides, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Game Creek Loop.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Zion National Park to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Jackson Hole to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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Grand Teton National Park

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 5th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park takes an hour. In August in Grand Teton National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Group ©
Cathedral Group
Leigh Lake ©
Leigh Lake

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 6th (Fri), hike along Purple Mountain Trail, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, trek along Observation Point Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pelican Creek Trail, then get outside with Bridge Bay Marina, and finally explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, look for all kinds of wild species at Petrified Tree, then explore the activities along Firehole River, then take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and finally hike along Hellroaring Creek Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Purple Mountain Trail
Purple Mountain Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 9th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, hike along Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kruger Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery, examine the collection at Baldpate Inn Key Room Collection, then take an in-depth tour of Estes Park Museum, and finally walk around Estes Valley Dog Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Estes Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Estes Park reach 37°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Spas
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Dinosaur Ridge, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, and finally see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

Find out how to plan Denver trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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