26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 1 night
drive:  8​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  7​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
13
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
14
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
18
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
19
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Warsaw

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Warsaw, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Warsaw to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 15th (Wed), savor the flavors at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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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.
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Napa in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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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 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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've now added Zion's Main Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peek-A-Boo Loop. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. In July, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 24th (Fri), trek along Pothole Point Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July, Canyonlands National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Balcony House and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park route maker .

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mesa Verde National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Crystal Forest Trail and then hike along Blue Mesa.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Petrified Forest National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, expect nights in Petrified Forest National Park to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa

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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 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey builder app .

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Mojave

Mojave
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Mojave Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mojave trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Mojave takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Mojave due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Mojave are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Mojave

Trails Outdoors Parks

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mojave to San Diego takes 4 hours. When traveling from Mojave in July, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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 1st (Sat): make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara online vacation planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Plan a trip to Morro Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then examine the collection at Selfieville.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Morro Bay in August: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Selfieville ©
Selfieville

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San Francisco

San Francisco
To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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