31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights

4
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount LeConte and Chimneys Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlies Bunion, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder tool.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail, cruise along Cape Royal, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and get great views at Pipe Creek Vista.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, walk around Crissy Field, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site.

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Strawberry Hill ©
Strawberry Hill

4
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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Take a break from the city and head to Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls. The adventure continues: stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, hike along Granite Park Trail, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary site.

Fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. There's lots more to do: trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, explore the striking landscape of Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at String Lake, and explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in August; daily highs in Grand Teton National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

5
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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.
Visiting Old Faithful and Aurum Geyser will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

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 °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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