18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Prague
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
Prague

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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.
On your second day here, stroll through Santa Monica Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Beach, Zuma Beach
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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day
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park visit planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife

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Kingman

Kingman
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kingman online road trip planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Kingman in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Kingman

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

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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 21st (Tue): get great views at Yaki Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kingman in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

#Outdoors, #Tours

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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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park driving holiday website .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon and then stroll through Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In August in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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day
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 24th (Fri), make a trip to The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Paris Las Vegas ©
Paris Las Vegas

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day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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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 27th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, kick back and relax at China Beach, and then stroll through Twin Peaks.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
China Beach ©
China Beach
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 29th (Wed), tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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hours
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon trip planning website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Shopping

Side Trip

Brown Butter Cookie Company
Highlights from your plan
Brown Butter Cookie Company ©
Brown Butter Cookie Company

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then wander the streets of State Street.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in August, expect Santa Barbara to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Hollywood & Highland has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland and then look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online journey planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Original Farmers Market ©
The Original Farmers Market
Hollywood & Highland ©
Hollywood & Highland

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