20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Los Angeles

2
days
Santa Monica

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach and then stroll through Manhattan Beach. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zuma Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path
Zuma Beach
Third Street Promenade

2
days
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 3rd (Tue), explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, make a trip to Lombard Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

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

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Sightseeing Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Sightseeing Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip

2
days
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 12th (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
days
Anaheim

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Anaheim custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim takes 7.5 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 July, Anaheim is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Sightseeing Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory

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