30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kykotsmovi Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Tahoe City
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 30​min
12
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
15
Pasadena
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 25th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Phoenix is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 48°C and lows are around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kykotsmovi Village.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix ©

2
nights
Kykotsmovi Village

Kykotsmovi Village ©
Kykotsmovi Village is a census-designated place in Navajo County, Arizona, and the home of the Hopi tribal government. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Painted Desert County Park (in Winslow) and Tuba City (Coal Mine Canyon, Dinosaur Tracks, & more).

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kykotsmovi Village trip planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Kykotsmovi Village by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Phoenix in August, you will find days in Kykotsmovi Village are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are much colder (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kykotsmovi Village

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tuba City, Little Painted Desert County Park
Highlights from your plan
Coal Mine Canyon ©
Coal Mine Canyon
Explore Navajo Interactive Museum ©
Explore Navajo Interactive Museum
Dinosaur Tracks ©
Dinosaur Tracks

2
nights
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 29th (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, then admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway, and then admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley custom trip planner.

Drive from Kykotsmovi Village to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kykotsmovi Village in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Goosenecks State Park, Forrest Gump Point, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Yaki Point. On the 5th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanab trip generator.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kanab in 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Kanab, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

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nights
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 8th (Fri): stroll through The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip builder.

Drive from Kanab to Zion National Park in 2 hours. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip generator.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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night
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park and then enjoy the sea views from Lake Tahoe.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tahoe City itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Tahoe City. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: high temperatures in Tahoe City hover around 28°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then hike along Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Alcatraz Island. SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at USS Pampanito, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Point Sur State Historic Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur vacation planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pasadena.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Gamble House, and then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pasadena trip planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Pasadena by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, train, and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Pasadena: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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