46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
10
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  1​h 30​min
13
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
14
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
16
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
17
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, stroll through Hermosa Beach Pier, and then steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica itinerary website .

Barcelona, Spain to Santa Monica is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 27°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Greystone Mansion and Park, Manhattan Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

1
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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 3rd (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Diego vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are much hotter, around 46°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest. Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

few
hours
Sedona

Sedona
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona vacation builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sedona at 39°C and lows at 24°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Sedona to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zion National Park, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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 outdoors at Mount Washburn and Grand Prismatic Spring. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uncle Tom's Trail and Fort Yellowstone Historic District. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, take in panoramic vistas at Observation Point Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, steep yourself in history at Mormon Row Historic District, contemplate the waterfront views at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online trip planner .

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration
Mormon Row Historic District ©
Mormon Row Historic District

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nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park visit planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Teton National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Longmont, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center ©
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
Left Hand Brewing Company ©
Left Hand Brewing Company

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs online road trip planner .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Bloedel Reserve. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio, and wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bloedel Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): cruise along Hurricane Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Olympic National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Step out of Glacier National Park to go to West Glacier and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

Before you visit Glacier National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Olympic National Park to Glacier National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
Keep things going the next day: stop by Powell's City of Books, steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Portland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Portland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery

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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 8th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Portland to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portland in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Visiting Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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