26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Calistoga
— 1 night
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Honolulu
— 8 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get great views at Twin Peaks, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, then wander the streets of SoMa, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 12th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, stroll through The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then stroll through Seal Beach, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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 15th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Charleston, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then add some fun to your beach time Water Sports, and finally see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 17th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, get great views at Lipan Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and finally trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Mystery Valley, stroll through Wildcat Trail, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then walk around Sandstone Tours, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Grand Gulch Primitive Area, get great views at Muley Point Overlook, admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, then don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and finally don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Page

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. On the 20th (Tue), see the top attractions with Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Page itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, then take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then Head underground at Titus Canyon, and finally admire the sheer force of Darwin Falls.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Calistoga

— 1 night
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, learn about winemaking at Brian Arden Winery, learn about winemaking at Venge Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Tedeschi Family Winery, then do a tasting at Tamber Bey Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip builder.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Calistoga takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect Calistoga to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 14°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honolulu.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Museums

Honolulu

— 8 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanikai Beach and Skydiving. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Waimea Valley. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pupukea (Banzai Pipeline & Sharks Cove), Waimanalo (Waimanalo Beach & Bellows Field Beach Park) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laniakea Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Honolulu using our trip planner.

You can fly from Calistoga to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Calistoga, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hike along Lands End and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.