23 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

23 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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1
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
5
Carmel, United States
— 1 night
6
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights

2
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 16th (Sun), stop by Gastown, thentake a stroll through Granville Island, and then kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip itinerary maker website.

Cardiff, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Vancouver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Vancouver, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Cape Final Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vancouver to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway are in your itinerary. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, steep yourself in history at Hollyhock House, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route maker site.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
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Carmel, United States

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Point Lobos, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. Golden Gate Bridge and Modus Operandi Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards, &more), Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey maker app.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Sonoma Barracks, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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