26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Jackson Hole
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
13
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
15
New York City
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Barcelona

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to San Francisco. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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night
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 30th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Granite Hot Springs.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect much colder with lows of 7°C in Jackson Hole. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 2nd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City holiday planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 39°C and lows at 22°C. On the 4th (Sun), you're off toGrand Junction.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip planner .

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Junction when traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with lows around 19°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off toZion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through The Narrows.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Zion National Park sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Grand Junction to Zion National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Junction in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park journey maker app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley route planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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nights
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.
On the 10th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, then stroll through Highline Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you will find days in Glacier National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are colder (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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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 15th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building and then don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to New York City. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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