25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  19 h 30 min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h
End: Brussels

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Grandview Point will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online vacation builder .

Brussels, Belgium to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, then explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Page hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Page in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wawona trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Simeon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Simeon takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Wawona in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
Carmel

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along Scenic Road Walkway, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and finally take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel travel route planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from San Simeon in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and hike along Lands End.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar City Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Beach Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego vacation maker site .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside, Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

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