34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Twin Falls
— 1 night
Fly
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Reno
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Sur.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Big Sur — 2 nights

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 14th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sur in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Palm Springs — 3 nights

Explore Palm Springs' surroundings by going to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert) and Temecula (Temecula Olive Oil Company & Wine Tours & Tastings).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs day trip planning site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Palm Springs are much hotter (49°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.
Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Parks · Nature

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (40°C), and nights are much colder (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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 27th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Powell.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Lake Powell — 3 nights

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lake Powell tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Lake Powell to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. You'll set off for Canyonlands National Park on the 31st (Sun).
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Canyonlands National Park — 2 nights

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Canyonlands National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.
Nature · Parks

Salt Lake City — 1 night

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 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Salt Lake City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. August in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks

Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): hike along Jenny Lake Trail and then admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Hayden Valley, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Twin Falls.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Twin Falls — 1 night

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. On the 8th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls, snap pictures at Perrine Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Twin Falls road trip planning website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Twin Falls are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Reno.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Reno — 1 night

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Dorinda's Chocolates, then get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk, then examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Reno Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): try your luck at Atlantis Casino and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reno driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Twin Falls to Reno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Reno sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Beaches
Side Trip

San Francisco — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Chinatown, appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Reno to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reno in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.