24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Yachats
— 1 day
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve ©
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Monica vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip site.

Drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (45°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Indian Garden, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get great views at Yaki Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park in 6.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 39°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain and then trek along Hallett Peak.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rocky Mountain National Park when traveling from Arches National Park in August, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then stroll through S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, then take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then kick back and relax at Seahurst Beach Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Columbia River Highway, then admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally walk around Laurelhurst Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oneonta Gorge, then hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, and then hike along Forest Park.

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

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Troutdale, Oneonta Gorge, Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Bridal Veil Falls
Highlights from your plan
Wahkeena Falls ©
Wahkeena Falls
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, then trek along Hobbit Trail, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Yachats State Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yachats tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Portland to Yachats in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Yachats to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hobbit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Yachats State Park ©
Yachats State Park
Thor's Well ©
Thor's Well

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yachats to Redwood National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Redwood National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National 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.
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through North Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then trek along Lands End.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Lands End ©
Lands End

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then stroll through Pacific Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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