26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and finally cruise along Point Imperial Drive. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Maricopa Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience as well as Blazin' Paddles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 104°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pacific Beach and Windansea Beach. Attractions like USS Midway Museum and Mission Beach Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Los Angeles

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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), hike along General Grant Tree Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.
Mariposa Grove has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and Four Mile Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, cruise along Tioga Pass, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
California Academy of Sciences has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Old Faithful has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Observation Point Trail. Kids will enjoy Upper Geyser Basin and Brink of the Lower Falls Trail. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and hike along North Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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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.