43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
Drive:  7​h
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Park City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Wallace
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
18
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
19
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
20
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
21
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
22
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Santa Fe to Monument Valley is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore and learn at Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage and Hogan Trading Company. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mesa Arch and Colorado Riverway Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Canyonlands National Park (Upheaval Dome & Grand View Point Overlook). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, appreciate the views at Castle Valley, make a trip to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites, and look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

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Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Moab hover around 42°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Park Avenue Trail
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome

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Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Park City Museum, then see the interesting displays at Park City Utah Summer Attractions, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Park City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Moab in July, expect Park City to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Park City

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Park City Museum ©
Park City Museum
Climbing Tours

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Town Square, then don't miss a visit to Antler Arches of Jackson, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oxbow Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Thal Glass Studio, look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen Images of Nature, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, then don't miss a visit to Schwabacher Landing, and finally get great views at Snake River Overlook.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip planner .

You can fly from Park City to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Park City in July; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yellowstone Historic Center and Earthquake Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from West Yellowstone: Yellowstone National Park (Artists’ Paintpots, Gibbon Falls, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wallace.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Wallace

Wallace ©
Wallace is a small historic city in the Panhandle region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at Northern Pacific Depot, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Wallace.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wallace planner .

Drive from West Yellowstone to Wallace in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from West Yellowstone to Wallace, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from West Yellowstone in July, you will find days in Wallace are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Wallace

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail ©
Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail
Northern Pacific Depot ©
Northern Pacific Depot

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of History & Industry. LeMay - America's Car Museum and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (in Olympia) and Tacoma (Chihuly Bridge of Glass & Owen Beach). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Pivot Art + Culture, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Arboretum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wallace to Seattle. In July, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Wallace - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tacoma, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Oregon Garden.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Portland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vancouver, Latourell Falls, Columbia River Highway, Oregon Garden
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Garden ©
Oregon Garden
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): trek along Sun Notch Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, then cruise along Rim Dr, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Watchman Peak.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park online vacation builder .

Getting from Portland to Crater Lake National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr
Watchman Peak ©
Watchman Peak
Sun Notch Trail ©
Sun Notch Trail

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 27th (Mon), trek along Trillium Falls Hike, don't miss a visit to Big Tree, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Enderts Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Big Tree
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

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Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Shasta-Trinity National Forest and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Shasta.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mount Shasta day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Mount Shasta takes 5 hours. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Mount Shasta, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get impressive views of Sulphur Works, take in the dramatic scenery at Mill Creek Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak .

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Mount Shasta in July, expect Lassen Volcanic National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works
Mill Creek Falls ©
Mill Creek Falls
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Getting from Lassen Volcanic National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then shop like a local with Ansel Adams Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Wawona online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online route planner .

You can drive from Wawona to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Pinball Hall of Fame. Appreciate the collections at Shelby American Inc and Counts Kustoms. Change things up with a short trip to Clark County Heritage Museum in Henderson (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, take a stroll through The Strip, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): trek along Kayenta Trail, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park attractions app .

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zion National Park in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes, then explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and then take a memorable drive along Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page sightseeing site .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

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

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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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.
Let the collections at Hollywood Bowl Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: The California Route 66 Museum (in Victorville) and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, The California Route 66 Museum, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Broad ©
The Broad
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum

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