38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 28 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
El Portal
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

28
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 The Getty Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, & more), Fullerton Museum Center (in Fullerton) and Malibu (The Getty Villa, Carbon Beach, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get outside with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Portal.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
day
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Glacier Point has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Portal driving holiday website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Los Angeles to El Portal. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in El Portal are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in El Portal

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Alcatraz Island to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from El Portal to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from El Portal in August, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
You've now added Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

Plan my day in Yellowstone National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
You've now added North Rim Visitor Center to your itinerary.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
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North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center

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