32 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Ashland
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like North Rim Visitor Center and Guano Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Navajo Point, walk around Indian Garden, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Denver to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Groveland to see Rainbow Pool about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, hike along Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lands End and Ghost & Vampire Tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the waterfront views at Stanley Lake, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Kirkham Hot Springs and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Stanley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Stanley due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Stanley: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Rancho Palos Verdes to see Wayfarers Chapel about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, stroll around Lake Hollywood Park, stop by LA Farmers' Market, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stanley to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Stanley to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stanley in July, expect warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ashland.
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Ashland — 2 nights

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 20th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Gathering Glass Studio and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around North Mountain Park, indulge your senses at Main Street Adventure Tours, and then relax in the rural setting at Seven Oaks Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ashland trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Ashland by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Ashland to be slightly colder, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 2 nights

The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Nisqually River, then trek along Mt. Fremont Lookout Trail, then stroll through Snow Lake Trail, and finally trek along Skyline Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Wonderland Trail, hike along Burroughs Mountain Trail, and then trek along Box Canyon Loop.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Ashland to Mount Rainier National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ashland in July, expect Mount Rainier National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 4 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hurricane Ridge and Hoh River. Take a break from Olympic National Park with a short trip to Merriman Falls in Quinault, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, stroll through Kalaloch Beach Trail 4, hike along Ozette Loop Hike, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Rainier National Park to Olympic National Park. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Lake McDonald. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalanche Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Josephine, take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls, and hike along Cracker Lake Hike.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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California travel guide

4.2
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.
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Idaho travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Zipline · Bodies of Water
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.
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Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.
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Montana travel guide

4.8
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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