23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Las Vegas
Drive
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Arches National Park
Drive
6
Moab
— 1 night
Drive
7
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
10
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
12
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
13
Los Angeles
Fly
14
Jackson Hole
— 1 day
Drive
15
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
16
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bozeman
— 4 nights

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Narrows as well as Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along The Narrows and then take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are colder with lows around 54°F. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park tour builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Arches National Park

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 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch, make a trip to Partition Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Overlook Gallery and then race across the water with Moab Jett.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Moab are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Lake Powell

— 2 nights
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lake Powell day trip site.

Drive from Moab to Lake Powell in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lake Powell, with lows of 69°F. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get great views at Yaki Point, then cruise along Point Imperial Drive, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lake Powell to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in August, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 98°F and lows at 70°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planning website.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are much colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo travel planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 58°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Los Angeles

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planning website.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from San Luis Obispo in August, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Jackson Hole.
Highlights from your trip

Jackson Hole

— 1 day
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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, hike along Hermitage Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Group, and finally explore the activities along Leigh Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Beryl Spring. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday website.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bozeman

— 4 nights
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Family-friendly places like Museum of the Rockies and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beehive Basin Trail and Lone Peak. Get out of town with these interesting Bozeman side-trips: Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures (in Ennis), Lava Lake Trail (in Gallatin Gateway) and Livingston (Sacajawea Park & Pine Creek Trail). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Livingston Depot Center, don't miss a visit to Emerson Cultural Center, take in breathtaking views at Gallatin Canyon, and browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Bozeman at 84°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.