22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA tour planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
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5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
8
Page
— 2 nights
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9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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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 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then surround yourself with nature on Point Reyes Safaris, and finally hike along Dipsea Trail. On the next day, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Milan in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, stroll through Moro Rock Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Skidoo Mill, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and finally hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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 12th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then see Off-Road Tours, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Pioneer Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, and finally delve into the distant past at Navajo National Monument.

Plan my trip to Monument Valley with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. August in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip builder app.

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 15th (Tue), stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally get a dose of the wild on Red Canyon Trail Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. While traveling from Page, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

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 16th (Wed): trek along Angel's Landing.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

On the 18th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Lower Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring, and get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Center for the Urban River at Beczak, then identify plant and animal life at Demarest Nature Center, and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in New York City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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