25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Page
— 2 nights
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Wawona
— 3 nights
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
7
Carmel
— 2 nights
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
9
San Diego
— 3 nights

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Attractions like South Kaibab Trail and Tusayan Museum make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

2
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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Page hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

2
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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 3rd (Mon): trek along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker site.

You can fly from Page to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Page in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point, Taft Point, &more).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wawona itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona. August in Wawona sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planner.

Drive from Wawona to San Simeon in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Wawona in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then admire all the interesting features of Lovers Point. On the next day, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then browse the exhibits of Carmel Mission, and finally admire the striking features of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel day trip site.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in August, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Walt Disney Family Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lands End, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and stroll around Presidio of San Francisco.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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nights
San Diego

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.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar City Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside, Del Mar City Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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