23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  18​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rachel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rachel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
Rachel

Rachel
Rachel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. Area 51 has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Extraterrestrial Highway and then expand your understanding of the military at Area 51.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rachel travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Rachel takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Rachel: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Rachel

Outdoors Scenic Drive

4
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Mariposa Grove, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rachel to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Rachel in August, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, hike along Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel route site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Yellowstone National Park is cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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