23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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1
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
3
Seattle
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
9
San Diego
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Jackson Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, thenhike along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Washington DC to Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Grand Teton National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be much colder, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jackson Lake ©
Jackson Lake
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, thentake in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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 11th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thenexplore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around °F, while nights are much hotter with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can take a bus from Seattle to Yosemite National Park in 30 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Castro, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 19th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and look for gifts at Barneys New York.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, stroll around La Jolla Cove, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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