27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker
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New York City
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Drive to Hall's Crossing, Ferry to Bullfrog Marina, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive
11
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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New York City — 6 nights

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 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, walk around Brooklyn Bridge Park, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to New York City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:

San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

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.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 day

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 24th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center and then admire all the interesting features of Cape Royal.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monument Valley travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then take in breathtaking views at Ponderosa Canyon, then identify plant and animal life at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally hike along Navajo Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of car and ferry takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Zion National Park — 2 nights

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 27th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Court of the Patriarchs.

Start your trip to Zion National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Salt Lake City — 1 day

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 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and then get curious at Clark Planetarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Grand Teton National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake, then take in breathtaking views at Cascade Canyon, and finally trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planning site.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Grand Teton National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Uncle Tom's Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, hike along Fountain Paint Pot, and cruise along Firehole Lake Drive.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lands End and Presidio of San Francisco. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Oakland California Temple in Oakland, about 32 minutes away. See some other sides of San Francisco: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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