25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
8
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
9
Watkins Glen
— 1 night

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor ©
The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Arctic Raven Gallery, then get outside with The Schooner, Spike Africa, Friday Harbor, san Juan Islands, then stop by Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Island Studios.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Friday Harbor online holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Friday Harbor is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Friday Harbor, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Friday Harbor, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor ©
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor
Island Studios ©
Island Studios

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll around Volunteer Park Conservatory, browse the different shops at University Village, trek along Burke-Gilman Trail, then wander the streets of Fremont, and finally look for gifts at Theo Chocolate.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle itinerary planner.

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
University Village ©
University Village
Theo Chocolate ©
Theo Chocolate
Fremont ©
Fremont

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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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Half Moon Bay State Beach and New Brighton State Beach. Head to Marin County Farmers' Market--San Rafael and Haight-Ashburyfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail (in Half Moon Bay), Moss Beach (Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve & Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve) and Mount Tamalpais State Park (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Fin Cove, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Moss Beach, Capitola, Marin County Farmers' Market--San Rafael, Mount Tamalpais State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Olmsted Point and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Lembert Dome. Venture out of the city with trips to Parker Lake Trail (in June Lake) and Stanislaus National Forest (in Hathaway Pines). There's much more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, stroll through Four Mile Trail, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Parker Lake Trail, Stanislaus National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Whitney and Big Baldy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Stump Basin and Redwood Canyon Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Project Survival's Cat Haven (in Dunlap) and Gus's Fresh Jerky (in Olancha). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Boyden Cavern, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail, and hike along Buena Vista Peak Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Project Survival's Cat Haven, Gus's Fresh Jerky
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kolob Canyons and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Riverside Walk and Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Step out of Zion National Park with an excursion to Buffalo Trails Trading Company in Virgin--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hidden Canyon, cruise along Kolob Terrace Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Kolob Arch, and explore the stunning scenery at Taylor Creek.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park route maker.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Buffalo Trails Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Head to Discount Firearms & Ammo and The Gallery at Ariafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway (in Mount Charleston). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Top Shot Las Vegas, tee off at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, have fun at Strip Gun Club, and see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Discount Firearms & Ammo ©
Discount Firearms & Ammo

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at Niagara Science Museum, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then don't miss a visit to Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House, and finally stroll around Hyde Park. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, admire the sheer force of Glen Falls, then admire the sheer force of Eternal Flame Falls, then stop by Vidler's 5 & 10, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Made In America Store.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Niagara Falls in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Eternal Flame Falls, Made In America Store, Vidler's 5 & 10, Glen Falls
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail
Glen Falls ©
Glen Falls
Vidler's 5 & 10 ©
Vidler's 5 & 10

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Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen ©
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Eagle's Cliff Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catharine Valley Trail, then shop like a local with SkyLand Art Barn, then take a peaceful walk through Henry A. Smith Woods, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rooster Fish Brewing Tasting Room & Beer Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Watkins Glen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Watkins Glen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, Watkins Glen is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Montour Falls, SkyLand Art Barn, Henry A. Smith Woods
Highlights from your plan
Eagle's Cliff Falls ©
Eagle's Cliff Falls
Catharine Valley Trail ©
Catharine Valley Trail
SkyLand Art Barn ©
SkyLand Art Barn

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