23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Denver
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly
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Olympic National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs attractions planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then make a trip to The Strip.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 5th (Mon), hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Autry Museum of the American West. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Hollywood Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then trek along Partington Cove.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur road trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Olympic National Park

— 1 night
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ruby Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park travel route tool.

Fly from Big Sur to Olympic National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Olympic National Park can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridge Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.