35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  7​h
14
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Modesto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes VW Slug Bug Ranch, Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and Cadillac Ranch.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary builder tool .

Dallas to Amarillo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Amarillo, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

VW Slug Bug Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
VW Slug Bug Ranch ©
VW Slug Bug Ranch

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night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bishop Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amarillo to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is minus 1 hour. In July, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is slightly colder than Amarillo - with highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bishop Castle
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

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hours
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden of the Gods. On the 21st (Sun), walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route planning website .

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Colorado Springs with the Route module. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Fern Falls, explore the activities along Dream Lake, and then explore the activities along Chasm Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes
Fern Falls ©
Fern Falls

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Furnace, and then stroll through Devils Garden Trailhead.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 97°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Moab in an hour. In July in Moab, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop

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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip website .

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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.
On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park driving holiday site .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 94°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (80°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fremont Street Experience, Fountains of Bellagio, Hoover Dam, and other attractions. Attractions like The Roller Coaster and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelby American Inc and The National Atomic Testing Museum. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame and explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
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 8th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary builder site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 101°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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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've added The Broad, Little Tokyo, The Last Bookstore, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Olvera Street, wander the streets of Little Tokyo, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then look for gifts at The Last Bookstore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Olvera Street ©
Olvera Street
The Broad ©
The Broad
Little Tokyo ©
Little Tokyo

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planning site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alamo Square, Sawyer Camp Trail, Coyote Point Recreation Area, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Bodega Head will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to The Marine Mammal Center and Golden Gate National Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Modesto.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Mateo, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Bodega Head, The Marine Mammal Center, Golden Gate National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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Modesto

Modesto ©
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Get some cultural insight at McHenry Mansion and Great Valley Museum. Step out of Modesto with an excursion to Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt--about 1h 25 min away.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Modesto tour builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Modesto in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much warmer days in Modesto, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Modesto

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cosumnes River Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Cosumnes River Preserve ©
Cosumnes River Preserve
McHenry Mansion ©
McHenry Mansion
Great Valley Museum ©
Great Valley Museum

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