33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive:  7​h
9
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  46​h
End: Durham

2
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Needles Eye Tunnel, Sylvan Lake, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, stroll through Presidential Trail, and view the masterpieces at Insideout.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip builder .

Durham to Keystone is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durham in July, with highs in Keystone at 80°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Custer, Insideout
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Gibbon Falls and Lehardy's Rapids make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Lower Geyser Basin and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and hike along Artist Point.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation website .

Getting from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Turret Arch and then identify plant and animal life at Double Arch.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Arches National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get much warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Drive from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 68°F, while days are cooler, around 77°F. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and then take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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