24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Brookings
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + train:  20​h 30​min
End: Bristol

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Glasshouse Studio and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then learn the secrets of production at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seattle tour planning website .

Bristol, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Boeing Future of Flight, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Willamette Valley Vineyards and Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. Explore hidden gems such as Multnomah Falls and Starvation Creek Ridge Loop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Butte Creek Falls (in Scotts Mills), Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Starvation Creek State Park (in Cascade Locks). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden and cruise along Multnomah Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip website .

You can fly from Seattle to Portland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Locks, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Butte Creek Falls, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then admire the sheer force of Plaikni Falls, then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and finally stroll through Watchman Peak.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Crater Lake National Park day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Portland to Crater Lake National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Brookings.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint ©
Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail

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Brookings

Brookings ©
Brookings is a city in Curry County, Oregon, United States. On the 31st (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, examine the collection at Curry Historical Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myers Creek Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Oregon Redwood Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Harris Beach State Park, and then kick back and relax at Lone Ranch Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brookings tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Brookings takes 4 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Brookings: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brookings

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Curry Historical Museum, Myers Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Ranch Beach ©
Lone Ranch Beach
Harris Beach State Park ©
Harris Beach State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello di Amorosa and Bodega Dunes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Brookings to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from Brookings in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Bodie State Historic Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park route builder tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Yavapai Point. On the 13th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail