42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reno
+2
Fly + Tram + Bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Reno

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at Astoria Column.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cannon Beach trip itinerary app .

Reno to Cannon Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Reno in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach Wayside, Manzanita Beach, Astoria Column
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, hike along Piegan Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Apikuni Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cannon Beach to Glacier National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Cannon Beach to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cannon Beach, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Murie Centre and Chapel of the Transfiguration are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Taggart Lake, explore the activities along Leigh Lake, and stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Teton National Park when traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, then hit the bull's-eye at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, then get engrossed in the history at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, and finally shop like a local with Whitney Gallery. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cody trip planning website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Cody by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, Cody is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 83°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods capture your imagination. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at New York New York Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website .

Getting from Cody to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Cody to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Cody - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego visit planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

6
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.
Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel road trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of SoMa, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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