8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wawona online road trip planner .

San Francisco to Wawona is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Wawona to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are warmer, around 97°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

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

Getting from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Wawona in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 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. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): trek along Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 95°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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