43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Colorado Springs, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Bus to Chiloquin OR, Taxi to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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McKenzie Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wheeler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 7 nights
Fly

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and explore the activities along Bear Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, and then stroll through Delicate Arch.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park travel 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 and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Arches National Park, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 14°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
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 28th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Reno (Reno Air Racing Association & Reno Arch), Nevada State Museum (in Carson City) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 26°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Wizard Island, then hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vidae Falls.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Crater Lake National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 33°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Coos Bay

— 2 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint and then tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Cape Arago State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Crater Lake National Park to Coos Bay by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Coos Bay, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Sea Lion Caves, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Well, and then enjoy the sea views from Heceta Head Lighthouse. On the next day, experience the excitement of Sandland Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, and then take a leisurely stroll along Yachats coastline.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Coos Bay to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to McKenzie Bridge.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

McKenzie Bridge

— 2 nights
McKenzie Bridge is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, on the McKenzie River and within Willamette National Forest. On the 12th (Sun), hike along Proxy Falls and then play a few rounds at Tokatee Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Dee Wright Observatory, explore and take pictures at McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sahalie and Koosah Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our McKenzie Bridge tour website.

You can drive from Florence to McKenzie Bridge in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Florence in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in McKenzie Bridge: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wheeler.

Things to do in McKenzie Bridge

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wheeler

— 2 nights
Wheeler is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Cloud and Leaf Bookstore, enjoy the sand and surf at Manzanita Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Nehalem Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Neahkahnie Mountain, do a tasting at Nehalem Bay Winery, and then browse for treasures at Wheeler Station Antiques.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wheeler online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from McKenzie Bridge to Wheeler in 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from McKenzie Bridge to Wheeler due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from McKenzie Bridge in September: highs in Wheeler hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Wheeler

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Bronze Coast Gallery, stroll through Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

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Cannon Beach is just a stone's throw from Wheeler. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cannon Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally snap pictures at Hawthorne Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Portland trip maker website.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cannon Beach in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

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Traveling by flight from Portland to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New York City

— 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and walk around The High Line.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.