40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Arco
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, and shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday planner.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then cast your line with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School, then make a trip to Town Square, and finally get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jackson Hole route planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be cooler, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout, steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, then explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, and finally take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Sacred Heart, hike along Taggart Lake, then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, and finally hike along Jenny Lake Trail.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. June in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, then trek along Observation Point Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, then get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. On the 10th (Thu), walk around Bottolfsen Park and then see the interesting displays at Lost Rivers Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arco road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Arco takes 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with highs in Arco at 76°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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 11th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Narrows.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arco to Zion National Park. Traveling from Arco in June, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Point. There's still lots to do: hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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 (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 103°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Asilomar State Beach and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Carmel River State Beach and 17-Mile Drive. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect Monterey to be cooler, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning app.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 5 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Visiting Kiva Beach and Pope Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Baldwin Beach and Lakeside Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Nevada State Museum (in Carson City), Sand Harbor (in Incline Village) and Reno (National Automobile Museum & Truckee River Walk). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and North Dome. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Valley Chapel. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, and then get interesting insight from Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 98°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles

City of Angels

On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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United States travel guide

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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.