35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 20 nights
End: San Francisco

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 14th (Sun): stroll through The Narrows. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, then take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park online journey planner .

San Francisco to Zion National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of subway, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, cruise along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route app .

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Monument Valley

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 20th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, cruise along Moki Dugway, and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Monument Valley takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Monument Valley is 1 hour. In July, Monument Valley is slightly colder than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway, Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

2
nights
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.
Horseshoe Bend has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), get great views at Mather Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

Plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bend
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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.
On the 24th (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus 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 a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows. Keep things going the next day: trek along Wawona Meadow, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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

20
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, & more), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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