32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Jackson
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lands End and Marin Headlands. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Presidio of San Francisco.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to June Lake to see Parker Lake Trail about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Jackson Hole

— 1 night
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): let the river carry you with Barker-Ewing Whitewater, surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, then don't miss a visit to Town Square, then look for gifts at Yippy I-O Candy Co, and finally get outside with Bridger Gondola.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jackson Hole road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole due to the time zone difference. August in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel app.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk around Kerry Park, and then admire the local landmark of Seattle Center. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

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 17th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, then take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Glacier National Park day trip tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Glacier National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. The adventure continues: make a trip to Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect much warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution Building. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Annapolis (Capital SUP & U.S. Naval Academy). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online visit planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyon Trail Rides and Lipan Point. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Navajo Point, cruise along Hermit Road, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

United States travel guide

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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.