23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
+4
Fly + foot + tram + Fly + Drive:  11​h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
11
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: New York City

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver journey builder .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip maker app .

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at The Neon Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 101°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail, make a trip to Powell Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Illusions.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect much colder with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then trek along Partington Cove.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Olympic National Park online travel planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Big Sur to Olympic National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Olympic National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and trek along Artist Point.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 48°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls

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