8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  10​h 45​min
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
5
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel tool .

Ottawa, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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 9th (Thu): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In May in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Zion National Park.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online trip builder .

Take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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