26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace.

Find out how to plan San Francisco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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 21st (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zion National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Page

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Page day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 31st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Page in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with The Grove, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.