23 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bullfrog Marina, Ferry to Hall's Crossing, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barstow
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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 5th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Tioga Rd and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Mary, explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, meet the residents at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.
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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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn and then get great views at Inspiration Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Fairyland Point, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 15th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley travel planner.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by combination of car and ferry takes about 9 hours. In August, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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 17th (Wed), stop by Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Barstow.
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Barstow — 1 night

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 19th (Fri), look for gifts at Eddie World, then see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town, then get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Barstow, and finally make a trip to Barstow Station.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barstow online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Barstow in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get warmer in Barstow: highs are around 46°C and lows about 27°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Traveling from Barstow in August, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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