48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Seligman
— 1 night
Drive
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Calipatria
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Bus
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Bus
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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San Jose
— 2 nights
Subway
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Bus to Orick Redwood National Park Office SB, Taxi to Redwood National Park
10
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Bus
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Seattle
— 6 nights
+3
Bus to Boise, Id, Shuttle to Pocatello, ID, Bus to Grand Targhee Resort, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Drive to Grand Targhee Resort, Shuttle to Idaho Falls Airport, Shuttle to Butte, MT, Bus to Rapid City, SD, Taxi to Keystone
14
Keystone
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview) and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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2
nights
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.
Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Moran Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seligman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

1
night
Seligman

Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona, the United States.The population was 456 at the 2000 census.GeographySeligman is located at, at 5240ft in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Return to the 50s and then stop by Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seligman tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Seligman in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Seligman can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calipatria.

Things to do in Seligman

Shopping · Museums
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Return to the 50s ©
Specialty Museum
Return to the 50s
4.7

1
night
Calipatria

Calipatria is a city in Imperial County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the geological forces at Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salvation Mountain, and finally make a trip to East Jesus.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Calipatria attractions planning site.

You can drive from Seligman to Calipatria in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seligman to Calipatria. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Seligman in August; daily highs in Calipatria reach 49°C and lows reach 32°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Calipatria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Salvation Mountain ©
Religious Site
Salvation Mountain
4.5

3
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, trek along Razor Point and Beach Trail Loop, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary website.

Getting from Calipatria to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Calipatria in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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La Jolla Cove ©
Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7
USS Midway Museum ©
Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

6
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Montana Avenue and Edelweiss Chocolate Factoryfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu), Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Annenberg Community Beach House) and Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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The Getty Center ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

1
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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.
You've now added Mariposa Grove to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip app.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Must see
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Half Dome ©
Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9

2
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San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Winchester Mystery House. You'll explore and learn at National Steinbeck Center and Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove), Manresa State Beach (in Aptos) and Monterey (Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe & 17-Mile Drive). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Kepler's Books, shop like a local with Stanford Shopping Center, and take a stroll through Ocean Avenue.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose tour planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to San Jose in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in San Jose. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8

1
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Thu), engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally get curious at Exploratorium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Thornton Beach State Park, kick back and relax at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Naples Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunes Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app.

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

2
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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, stroll through Enderts Beach, and then stroll through California Coastal Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

Plan my trip to Redwood National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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4
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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll get in some beach time at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock. Popular historic sites such as Northwest (Nob Hill) and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River) and The Dalles (Fire Museum in City Hall & Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum). Dedicate the 11th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Portland by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Redwood National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Haystack Rock ©
Geologic Formation
Haystack Rock
4.8
Cannon Beach ©
Beach
Cannon Beach
4.8

6
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Seattle

Emerald City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Saint James Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Mount Ellinor, &more), Discover Nature (in Lakewood) and Marina Beach Park (in Edmonds). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, see majestic marine mammals with Puget Sound Express, view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Seattle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Must see
Chihuly Garden and Glass
4.7
Pike Place Market ©
Neighborhood
Pike Place Market
4.3
Discover Nature ©
Must see
Discover Nature
5.0

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder website.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Hayden Valley ©
Must see
Hayden Valley
4.7
Old Faithful ©
Must see
Old Faithful
4.5

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Keystone

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Black Hills National Forest and Black Elk Peak will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and South Dakota State Railroad Museum. Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Sylvan Lake & Needles Eye Tunnel). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, hike along Presidential Trail, explore the activities along Center Lake, and browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Keystone to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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