44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Mountain Home
— 7 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Sacramento
— 17 nights
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
5
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
9
Durango
— 3 nights

7
nights
Mountain Home

Mountain Home ©
Mountain Home is a small city in and the county seat of Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. Bring the kids along to Collins Creek Cascade and Ozark Folk Center State Park. Visiting Blanchard Springs Caverns and Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mountain Home: Jasper (Triple Falls & Arkansas Grand Canyon), Buffalo National River (in Harrison) and Ponca (Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead & Lost Valley Trail). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Bull Shoals-White River State Park, stroll through David's Trail, browse the collection at Donald W. Reynolds Library, and get outside with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mountain Home driving holiday website.

Springfield to Mountain Home is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mountain Home

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Heber Springs, Mountain View, Bull Shoals, Jasper, Ponca
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Buffalo National River ©
Buffalo National River
Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, thentake in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, thenexplore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Mountain Home to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mountain Home to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Mountain Home in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

17
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Stevens Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Safari West and West End Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sacramento: St. Helena (Kuleto Estate Winery, Ballentine Vineyards, &more), Calistoga (Clos Pegase Winery, Sterling Vineyards, &more) and Rutherford (Mumm Napa, Cakebread Cellars, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, explore the activities along American River Parkway, admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, and stop by The Chefs' Olive Mix.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sacramento trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sacramento at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, Healdsburg, Rutherford, Calistoga
Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Safari West ©
Safari West
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, thenkick back and relax at Black's Beach, and finally stroll around La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Sacramento to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect nights in San Diego to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pedal or Not... Electric Bicycle - Tours. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a spin around town with Pedal or Not... Electric Bicycle - Tours. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thenstroll through Santa Monica Bay, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica visit planning tool.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Monica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and tram. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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've now added LA Waterfront Cruises to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, Head underground at Bronson Caves, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
On the 11th (Tue), hike along Osprey Falls Trail, hike along Observation Point Trail, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, thenhike along Purple Mountain Trail, thencontemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, thentake in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, and finally take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit planning app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Osprey Falls Trail ©
Osprey Falls Trail
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim Drive. Family-friendly places like Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Final Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Potato Lake Trail, trek along Animas Mountain Trail, grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, thensee the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Duranglers Flies and Supplies, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Animas River Trail, thenhike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, and finally shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Durango takes 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours

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