8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 13th (Wed): admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in January since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Childrens Museums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are much hotter (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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 17th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are colder with lows around 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Moto Talbott, stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and then learn about winemaking at Joyce Vineyards. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Hawthorne Gallery, then trek along Partington Cove, then identify plant and animal life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.