17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Cedar Rapids
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights

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Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bailey's Ford Recreation Area, then stroll through Grant Wood Bike Trail, and then make a trip to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hoover Nature Trail, and finally hike along Clear Creek Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cedar Rapids trip itinerary maker.

Rochester to Cedar Rapids is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Cedar Rapids due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Cedar Rapids can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum ©

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Mount Evans and Summit Lake Park. Popular historic sites such as Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum and Dinosaur Ridge are in your itinerary. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Argo Mill and Tunnel). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cedar Rapids to Denver. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Denver is minus 1 hour. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Beryl Spring. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Tree, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, explore the activities along Firehole River, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Redwood National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Thu), trek along Lands End, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, and then stroll through Pacific Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

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