12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  26​h
Seattle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planning tool .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Trails, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Mori Point
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Mori Point ©
Mori Point

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 17th (Fri), tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then stroll through Point Lobos State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, stroll through Lovers Point, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Point Lobos State Reserve
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Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Point Sur State Historic Park, then admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): hike along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

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Take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nature, #Parks, #Trails

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and finally trek along Hermit Trail. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 105°F and 83°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Phoenix

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

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