25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Tusayan Museum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Page hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker site.

You can fly from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Page in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Wawona

Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point, Taft Point, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wawona trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner.

Drive from Wawona to San Simeon in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Wawona in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then explore the galleries of Carmel Mission, and finally steep yourself in history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Walt Disney Family Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, trek along Lands End, and stroll around Presidio of San Francisco.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar City Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.