24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14 h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  10 h
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
11
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, admire the striking features of San Francisco City Hall, and contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Congress Trail, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday app.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

2
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): cruise along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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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 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), cruise along East Rim Drive, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and then get great views at Lookout Studio.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Pothole Point Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and finally get great views at Grand View Point Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Cave Spring and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Needles.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 39°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Cave Spring ©
Cave Spring
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Denver on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
On the 30th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Denver visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Arches National Park to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Arches National Park in August: high temperatures in Denver hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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