29 days in United States Itinerary

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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Riverside
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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Keystone — 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the activities along Center Lake, explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Devil's Tower Trail, then make a trip to Brule, and finally learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Keystone sightseeing planner.

Saint Cloud to Keystone is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Cloud to Keystone. Traveling from Saint Cloud in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Keystone, with lows around 51°F. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 4 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Take a break from the city and head to Many Parks Curve Overlook and Sky Pond. Step off the beaten path and head to Flattop Mountain Trail and Sheep Lakes. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Dream Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead, and take in the dramatic scenery at Calypso Cascades.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Keystone to Rocky Mountain National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in August: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 2 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park vacation planner.

You can fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Orange Cliffs Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Shafer Canyon Overlook, and then hike along Aztec Butte Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): get great views at Whale Rock, then trek along White Rim Trail, then cruise along White Rim Road, and finally stroll through Neck Spring.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park day trip site.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August: high temperatures in Canyonlands National Park hover around 92°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 6 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get outdoors at Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Hidden Canyon. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Riverside Walk. Step out of Zion National Park to go to Kanarraville and see Kanarra Creek, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Subway, hike along Watchman Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Bench Trail, and take a memorable drive along Kolob Terrace Road.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in September, Zion National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planner.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Riverside.
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Riverside — 3 nights

Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alpine Pedal Path and Woodland Trail 1E23. Visiting Cougar Crest Trail and Box Springs Mountain Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Riverside: Big Bear Lake (Butler Peak & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Whitewater Preserve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Escape Craft Brewery, and admire the natural beauty at University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Riverside online travel route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Riverside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Riverside when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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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.
On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, get into the urban bustle at City Hall, then kick back and relax at Seal Beach, then kick back and relax at Huntington State Beach, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Orange County Coast.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Drive from Riverside to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Riverside in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trail of 100 Giants and Boyden Cavern. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crescent Meadow Rd and Redwood Canyon Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Congress Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Mineral King Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panoramic Point.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
On the 17th (Sat), trek along Four Mile Trail, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at North Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, then don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

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 19th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then hike along Tennessee Valley Trailhead, then stroll through Baker Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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