10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Prescott
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Newark

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planner .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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night
Santa Monica

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.
On the 17th (Sat), catch a live performance at Third Street Promenade.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
You've now added A Day in LA Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): go sightseeing with A Day in LA Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get great views at Dante's View and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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 (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Explore Prescott's surroundings by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Sedona (Bell Rock & Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, appreciate the history behind GMIHC Learning and Tribute Center, contemplate the long history of Downtown Historic Area, and get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Prescott trip simple and quick.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, Prescott is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 86°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sedona, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park

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