32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Memphis
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Santa Fe
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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Page
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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Salt Lake City
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Yellowstone National Park
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Nashville

— 1 day

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Radnor Lake State Park, get curious at Adventure Science Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville visit planner.

Chevy Chase to Nashville is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 9th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Puye Cliff Dwellings, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valles Caldera National Preserve, take in the natural beauty of Jemez Hot Springs, then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument, then explore the world behind art at San Miguel Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, hike along Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument, then get curious at Bradbury Science Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip site.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Santa Fe takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Memphis to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Santa Fe is little chillier than Memphis - with highs of 84°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mule Canyon Ruins and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges National Monument.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Santa Fe to Monument Valley in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, get great views at Horseshoe Bend, and then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House), then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria, stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, then explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Bristlecone Loop. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Willis Creek, then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. While traveling from Page, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 18th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, get great views at Navajo Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route website.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Clark County Wetlands Park, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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. In August, Las Vegas is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier, then stroll through Children's Pool, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 26th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Point Isabel, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, then stroll through Marin Headlands, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, trek along May Lake Trailhead, hike along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Wawona Meadow, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along Sundance Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, then examine the collection at Museum of Natural Curiosity, then get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are much warmer (67°F). On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, trek along Storm Point Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 60°F and 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.