38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Chapel Hill
— Few hours
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
4
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
5
Monterey
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
7
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
8
St. Helena
— 2 nights
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
10
Truckee
— 3 nights
11
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
13
Denver
— 4 nights
14
Tulsa
— 1 night
15
Little Rock
— 1 night

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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Town Cemetery, trek along Occoneechee Orange Speedway, and then get a new perspective on things with Triangle Boat Tours.

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Durham to Chapel Hill is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chapel Hill are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Hillsborough
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Triangle Boat Tours ©
Triangle Boat Tours
Old Town Cemetery ©
Old Town Cemetery

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: New Mexico River Adventures (in Embudo) and Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with Santa Fe Balloon Company, steep yourself in history at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, gain insight with Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, and view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

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Traveling by flight from Chapel Hill to Santa Fe takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chapel Hill to Santa Fe. Traveling from Chapel Hill in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Santa Fe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico River Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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New Mexico River Adventures ©
New Mexico River Adventures
Canyon Trail
Canyon Trail
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©

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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 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take the plunge with Paragon Skydive, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Solvang (Rusack Vineyards & Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours), Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach, Zuma Beach, &more) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Solvang, Santa Monica Mountains, Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours ©
Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat ©
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Monterey hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks
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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
On the 16th (Sun), trek along Earthquake Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Farm Tours, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Point Reyes National Seashore, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Food & Farm Tours ©
Food & Farm Tours
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse
Tule Elk Preserve ©
Tule Elk Preserve

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn insider's secrets on Laces and Limos, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Trefethen Family Vineyards, and then soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to St. Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in St. Helena are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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Laces and Limos ©
Laces and Limos
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Lake Tahoe Balloons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail, indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Day Go Adventures, Eagle Falls Trail, Wine Tours From Tahoe
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Lake Tahoe Balloons ©
Lake Tahoe Balloons
Day Go Adventures ©
Day Go Adventures
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Truckee: Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, scramble along the landscape with Alpenglow Expeditions, kick back and relax at Commons Beach Park, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
River Rafting & Tubing
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Truckee to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Truckee to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Traveling from Truckee in August, you will find days in Salt Lake City are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are much warmer (67°F). You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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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: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trot along with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. In August, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum), North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop (in Cascade) and Frisco (KODI Rafting in Colorado & Frisco Escape Room). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. In August, Denver is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Estes Park, Frisco, Milner Pass, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
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KODI Rafting in Colorado ©
KODI Rafting in Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Off-Road Tours

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Blue Dome District, let the kids burn off some steam at Gathering Place, then admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Cathedral.

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You can fly from Denver to Tulsa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Tulsa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in September, with highs in Tulsa at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Tulsa

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Gathering Place ©
Gathering Place
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Blue Dome District ©
Blue Dome District

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to One Thai Spa and then see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum & Store.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Little Rock road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Little Rock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Little Rock are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Esse Purse Museum & Store ©
Esse Purse Museum & Store
One Thai Spa ©
One Thai Spa

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