21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kongsberg, Norway
fly:  13 h 30 min
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Merced
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
6
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Grand Teton National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
13
Dubois
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
14
Rawlins
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
15
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Denver
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
End: Kongsberg, Norway

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Natural Bridges State Beach, Shark Fin Cove, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Fri), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kongsberg, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 21- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Kongsberg in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Merced.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Natural Bridges State Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Shark Fin Cove
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lands End ©
Lands End
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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Merced

Merced
Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Merced trip planner.

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Merced with the Route module. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Merced are much warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Merced

Parks Nightlife Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mariposa Grove, Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, Tenaya Lake, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Merced to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Merced in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Fresno

Fresno
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fresno sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Fresno in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Fresno are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giant Forest as well as Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In June, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bakersfield tour itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bakersfield. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Bakersfield. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes UTV Adventure Tours, Gondola Rides at the Venetian, Fountains of Bellagio, and other attractions you added. On the 1st (Wed), get interesting insight from Gondola Rides at the Venetian, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then have fun at Graceland Wedding Chapel.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey website.

Drive from Bakersfield to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

UTV Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
UTV Adventure Tours ©
UTV Adventure Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zion's Main Canyon, Riverside Walk and Emerald Pools.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 17°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in July since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback Adventures as well as T.A. Moulton Barn. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Thumb Geyser Basin and Steamboat Geyser. Get in touch with nature at Jenny Lake Trail and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Explore Jackson Hole's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (String Lake & Menor's Ferry Historical Trail). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Town Square and go for a walk through Cunningham Cabin.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Steamboat Geyser ©
Steamboat Geyser

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
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.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hayden Valley as well as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubois.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Dubois

Dubois
Dubois is a town in Fremont County, Wyoming. To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubois trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Dubois takes 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July since evenings lows in Dubois dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Rawlins.

Things to do in Dubois

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

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Rawlins

Rawlins ©
Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Carbon County Museum and then steep yourself in history at Wyoming Frontier Prison.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rawlins tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dubois to Rawlins takes 3.5 hours. In July, Rawlins is somewhat warmer than Dubois - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rawlins

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
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Wyoming Frontier Prison ©
Wyoming Frontier Prison
Carbon County Museum ©
Carbon County Museum

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chasm Falls, Mills Lake, Farview Curve Overlook, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trail Ridge Road and Sheep Lakes. Take a break from the city and head to Bear Lake and Twin Sisters Peaks Trail. Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Dream Lake & Old Fall River Road). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park planner.

Traveling by car from Rawlins to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Rawlins in July, expect Estes Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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Denver

Denver
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver travel route planning website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours
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