18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Boise
— 2 nights
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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.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at Barneys New York, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

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

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder tool.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally stop by Amoeba Music. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Boise

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Boise River Greenbelt, view the masterpieces at Boise Art Glass, then look for all kinds of wild species at World Center For Birds of Prey, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Boise Escape. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ridge to River Trail System, then stop by Cinder Wines, then take in the awesome beauty at Lizard Butte, and finally get your game on at Labyrinth Escape Games.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Boise by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Boise, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.