23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Seattle
— 1 night
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North Cascades National Park
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
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Seattle — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally shop like a local with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planner.

London, UK to Seattle is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Seattle. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to North Cascades National Park.
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Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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North Cascades National Park — 1 night

North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the North Cascades National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to North Cascades National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in North Cascades National Park, with lows of 13°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Glacier National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Glacier National Park — 2 nights

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 7th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. On the next day, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from North Cascades National Park to Glacier National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from North Cascades National Park to Glacier National Park. When traveling from North Cascades National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 9th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City online journey planner.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Salt Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along Firehole River, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 24°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trek along The Narrows.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with highs in Zion National Park at 38°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

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 (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip builder site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip app.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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