29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Presidio of San Francisco and Alcatraz Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Cable Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip app .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Firehole Canyon Drive and Grand Loop Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, hike along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get in touch with nature at Corona Arch and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Delicate Arch. On the 17th (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moab vacation site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Moab reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

4
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.
Visiting North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mather Point and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and get great views at Hopi Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions tool .

Drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Shelby American Inc. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and get curious at Bodies The Exhibition.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning 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 when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
River Rafting & Tubing

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