17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Norfolk
Fly:  7​h
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Sun City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Norfolk

1
day
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 1st (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, and then kick back and relax at Tingley Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque travel site .

Norfolk to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Norfolk in July since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Museums, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
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Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Tingley Beach ©
Tingley Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 83°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
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 5th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then hike along Panorama Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail

3
days
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a census-designated place and unincorporated town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, that is within the Phoenix metropolitan area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sun City: Mill Avenue District (in Tempe), Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (in Gilbert) and Mesa (Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa Arts Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Goldfield Ghost Town and meet the residents at Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sun City tour site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sun City. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sun City hover around 105°F and lows are around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sun City

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mesa, Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Goldfield Ghost Town, Mill Avenue District
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Mesa Arts Center ©
Mesa Arts Center
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town
Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium ©
Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium

2
days
San Diego

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 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sun City to San Diego. The time zone difference when traveling from Sun City to San Diego is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Sun City in July, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in San Diego

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

2
days
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and then learn about winemaking at Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your horizons at Meditation Mount and then kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Malibu online trip maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Malibu are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Malibu

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Meditation Mount
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio ©
Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio

2
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 13th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim route builder site .

Drive from Malibu to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Malibu in July, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, The Outlets at Orange
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
The Outlets at Orange ©
The Outlets at Orange

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day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Hollywood & Highland and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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