12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Louisville
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Bend
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Welches
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Louisville

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and then take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Louisville to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Louisville in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 101°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

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night
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 4th (Sat): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip site.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit cooler, around 59°F, while days are much colder, around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, thenexplore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thenadmire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are a bit warmer (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, you will find days in Crater Lake National Park are much hotter (93°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bend.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum and then take a peaceful walk through Deschutes National Forest.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bend online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Bend takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in August: high temperatures in Bend hover around 84°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Welches.

Things to do in Bend

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

1
night
Welches

Welches ©
Welches is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Recreation Site, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramona Falls Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Little Zigzag Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Welches trip maker website.

You can drive from Bend to Welches in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bend in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Welches. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Welches

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ramona Falls Trail, Little Zigzag Falls
Highlights from your plan
Little Zigzag Falls ©
Little Zigzag Falls
Wildwood Recreation Site ©
Wildwood Recreation Site

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker app.

Getting from Welches to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

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