59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Eureka
— 1 night
3
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
5
Portland
— 1 night
6
Pacific Beach
— 1 night
7
Olympic National Park
— 2 nights
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
9
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
10
Spokane
— 1 night
11
Kalispell
— 1 night
12
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
14
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
15
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
16
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
17
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
18
Moab
— 1 night
19
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
20
Monument Valley
— 1 day
21
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
22
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
23
Lake Powell
— 1 night
24
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
25
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
26
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
27
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
28
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
29
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
30
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
31
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
32
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
33
Big Sur
— 1 night
34
San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at Exploratorium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Eureka on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Clendenen's Cider Works and then grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka route planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Eureka in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Eureka is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Trails Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Clendenen's Cider Works
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Clendenen's Cider Works ©
Clendenen's Cider Works

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along California Coastal Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park tour planner.

Getting from Eureka to Redwood National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Redwood National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 7th (Sat), head off the coast to Wizard Island, hike along Cleetwood Cove Trail, and then cruise along Rim Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for much warmer days in Crater Lake National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
On the 9th (Mon), stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, stroll through Wildwood Trail, thentake in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Forest Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland online journey planner.

You can drive from Crater Lake National Park to Portland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Portland, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Pacific Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
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International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pacific Beach tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Pacific Beach takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in August: high temperatures in Pacific Beach hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Pacific Beach

Nature Parks Museums
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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Storm King, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake. On the next day, hike along Second Beach Trail, take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, and then trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pacific Beach to Olympic National Park. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Crescent Lake ©
Crescent Lake
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King

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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 13th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thenview the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, thenkick back and relax at Alki Beach, thenlook for gifts at Lion Heart Book Store, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Seattle vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Olympic National Park to Seattle takes 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Olympic National Park in August, with highs in Seattle at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the views at Paradise Valley, stroll through Skyline Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Narada Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then hike along Paradise Loop.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Rainier National Park, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Spokane.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley ©
Paradise Valley

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Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Spokane road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Mount Rainier National Park to Spokane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Mount Rainier National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Spokane, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks
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Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden ©
Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden

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Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 18th (Wed), stroll around Lone Pine State Park, thenbrowse the exhibits of Conrad Mansion, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Swan River Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kalispell road trip planning site.

You can drive from Spokane to Kalispell in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Kalispell. Traveling from Spokane in August, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Kalispell. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Swan River Nature Trail
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Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion

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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.
Visiting Iceberg Lake Trail and Virginia Falls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, stroll through Trail of the Cedars, and admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kalispell to Glacier National Park. August in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. You'll set off for Grand Teton National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, trek along Taggart Lake, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and finally admire all the interesting features of Signal Mountain Summit Road. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore the striking landscape at Inspiration Point, thenhike along Jenny Lake Trail, thentake in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park takes an hour. August in Grand Teton National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, and finally appreciate the history behind National Pony Express Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip site.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be much warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pothole Point Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Horseshoe Canyon, trek along White Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moab route planner.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Moab in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Moab are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Bike Fiend ©
Bike Fiend

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, thentrek along Double Arch, thenexplore the striking landscape at Windows, and finally explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, thentrek along Devils Garden Trailhead, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch, and finally stroll through Landscape Arch.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Arches National Park takes an hour. In September in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Arches National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Monument Valley sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks Tours
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, hike along Crystal Forest Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Mesa.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Monument Valley to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Petrified Forest National Park is a bit cooler than Monument Valley - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail

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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 6th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, thenstroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lake Powell trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 7 hours. In September, Lake Powell is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along Navajo Loop Trail and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On your second day here, hike along Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing and explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In September, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), head outdoors with Mandalay Bay Beach, thenmake a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentake in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Mandalay Bay Beach ©
Mandalay Bay Beach

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
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Devil's Golf Course
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Badwater Basin

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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.
To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
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Yosemite Falls

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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 19th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls and then trek along General Grant Tree Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
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Moro Rock
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Kings Canyon National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, thenappreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
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Skull Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenadmire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, thenlook and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planning site.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk
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The Getty Center

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 25th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, thentake a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

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Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur day trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Big Sur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Golden Gate Park and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Golden Gate Park
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Lombard Street

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