34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Williams
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Dubai

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, catch a ride on Cable Cars, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Lembert Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Plan a Las Vegas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Zion Shuttle, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and then trek along Angel's Landing.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Sunrise Point, get great views at Inspiration Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and finally hike along Rainbow Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

4
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Change things up with these side-trips from Williams: Grand Canyon National Park (East Rim Drive, Powell Point, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Williams trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Williams takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Williams when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Palm Springs, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Lucille Ball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): stop by Brandini Toffee, admire all the interesting features of Indian Canyons, and then take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Williams to Palm Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Williams in August, with highs in Palm Springs at 49°C and lows at 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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