56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Rochester International Airport, Drive to Black River Falls
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Black River Falls
— 1 night
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Akron
— 2 nights
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Chatham
— 4 nights
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New York City
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Newark
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Payne
— 1 night
Drive
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Lee
— 1 night
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Dunnellon
— 1 night
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Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Glenrio
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to El Paso, Fly to Sedona
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Supai
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park — 1 night

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 14th (Fri), hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park day trip planning tool.

San Francisco to Redwood National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum, and then trek along Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Oneonta Gorge and then admire the landmark architecture of Vista House.

Before you visit Portland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in July, with highs in Portland at 83°F and lows at 59°F. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): ponder the design of Seattle Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snoqualmie Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle holiday app.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.
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Mount Rainier National Park — 1 night

The star attraction of Mt.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park route maker site.

Explore your travel options from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in July since evenings lows in Mount Rainier National Park dip to 53°F. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Black River Falls.
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Black River Falls — 1 night

Black River Falls is a city in Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 3,622 at the 2010 census. On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum and then bet on your favorite at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Black River Falls trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Black River Falls with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Akron.
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Akron — 2 nights

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hale Farm and Village and then kick back and relax at Huntington Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Ashery Country Store, examine the collection at David Warther Carvings, then steep yourself in history at J. E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Zoar Village State Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akron sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Black River Falls to Akron in 10 hours. Traveling from Black River Falls to Akron, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Akron when traveling from Black River Falls in July, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Chatham.
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Chatham — 4 nights

Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Step off the beaten path and head to Salt Pond Visitor Center and First Encounter Beach. Get some historical perspective at Edward Gorey House and Church Of The Transfiguration. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chatham: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay) and Mashpee Commons (in Mashpee). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Hill Rural Historic District, and kick back and relax at Sea Street Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Chatham road trip site.

Getting from Akron to Chatham by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July in Chatham, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at New York Public Library and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Chatham to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Chatham - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newark.
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Newark — 2 nights

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Twin Lights Historic Site, bet on a winner at Monmouth Park Racetrack, and then take in the exciting artwork at Hot Sand.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newark holiday planner.

You can drive from New York City to Newark in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
National Museum of the Marine Corps and The Phillips Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and National Postal Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Breezy Point Beach (in Chesapeake Beach), Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas) and Saint Michaels Winery (in St. Michaels).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Newark to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fields of the Wood. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at NOC Gatlinburg, then do a tasting at Smoky Mountain Winery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Washington DC to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Payne.
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Fort Payne — 1 night

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne driving holiday planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fort Payne. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Fort Payne due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Payne can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Lee.
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Lee — 1 night

Lee is a town in Madison County, Florida, United States. To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lee day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Lee takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Payne to Lee is 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Payne in August, expect Lee to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Crystal River.
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Crystal River — 1 night

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): play a few rounds at Plantation Inn and Golf Resort and then explore the activities along Crystal River.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Crystal River tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lee to Crystal River in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Crystal River are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dunnellon.
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Dunnellon — 1 night

Dunnellon is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow River.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dunnellon travel route planner.

Dunnellon is just a stone's throw from Crystal River. In August, daily temperatures in Dunnellon can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Daytona Beach.
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Daytona Beach — 3 nights

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Casements and then kick back and relax at Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Science Center, then stroll through Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at New Smyrna Town Beach.

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Traveling by car from Dunnellon to Daytona Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Daytona Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.
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Miami — 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 13th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District and then admire the masterpieces at Perez Art Museum Miami.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Miami attractions site.

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Miami takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): wander the streets of Royal Street, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then try to win big at Harrah's Casino New Orleans.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 16th (Wed), explore the activities along San Marcos River and then see the interesting displays at Dick's Classic Garage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Austin day trip tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenrio.
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Glenrio — 2 nights

Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Russell's Truck and Travel Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ute Lake State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenrio online visit planner.

Drive from Austin to Glenrio in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Austin to Glenrio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Glenrio is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 92°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park — 2 nights

The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Sitting Bull Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace, take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Glenrio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 5.5 hours. August in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Jerome State Historic Park and then appreciate the history behind Montezuma Well. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and then trek along Doe Mountain Trail.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Sedona in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August: highs in Sedona hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Supai.
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Supai — 2 nights

Supai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, within the Grand Canyon.As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 208. On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then trek along Hermit Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Mooney Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Toroweap Point.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Supai vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sedona to Supai. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in August: high temperatures in Supai hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 26th (Sat): get great views at Grandview Point, then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and then explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Supai to Grand Canyon National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Beehive House and then don't miss a visit to Park City Main Street Historic District.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City journey planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 92°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 85°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Clara.
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Santa Clara — 1 night

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, admire the masterpieces at San Jose Museum of Art, and then stroll through Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Clara online travel planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Clara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Clara: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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