23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
3
Zion National Park
— 1 night
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
5
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
6
Keystone
— 1 night
7
Sturgis
— 1 night
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In August in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 101°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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 16th (Sun): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park day trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Zion National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

Plan trip to Bryce Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 46°F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
day
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
On the 22nd (Sat), hike along Castle Trail, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Badlands National Park online travel route planner.

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Badlands National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Badlands National Park: highs are around 87°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

1
night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road, see the world from above with Black Hills Helicopters, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone online vacation planner.

Getting from Badlands National Park to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Keystone: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sturgis.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Iron Mountain Road
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills Helicopters ©
Black Hills Helicopters
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

1
night
Sturgis

Sturgis ©
Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sturgis day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Sturgis takes an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Sturgis. In August, daily temperatures in Sturgis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deadwood
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame ©
Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine
Adams House ©
Adams House

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sturgis to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Sturgis in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally try your luck at Casino At The Venetian. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 17.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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