12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Oakland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Victorville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Highland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
End: Las Vegas

2
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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 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In July, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 104°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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nights
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.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Get out of town with these interesting Sacramento side-trips: Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum (in Auburn) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Lotus). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sacramento in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sacramento. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Sacramento to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Oakland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Auburn Joss House Chinese Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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night
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. On the 16th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Merritt and then make a trip to Jack London Square.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oakland trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sacramento to Oakland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sacramento in July, expect nights in Oakland to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are much colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Victorville.

Things to do in Oakland

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Lake Merritt ©
Lake Merritt
Jack London Square ©
Jack London Square

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night
Victorville

Victorville ©
Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of southwestern San Bernardino County, California. On the 17th (Wed), admire the striking features of Cal Earth Homes, then tee off at Green Tree Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Victorville day trip website .

Traveling by car from Oakland to Victorville takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Oakland in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Victorville: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Highland.

Things to do in Victorville

Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Cal Earth Homes, Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
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Green Tree Golf Course ©
Green Tree Golf Course
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch ©
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
Cal Earth Homes ©
Cal Earth Homes

1
night
Highland

Highland ©
Highland is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gregory Regional Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Keller Peak Fire Lookout.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Highland travel route planning site .

You can drive from Victorville to Highland in an hour. July in Highland sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Highland

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lake Gregory Regional Park, Keller Peak Fire Lookout
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Lake Gregory Regional Park ©
Lake Gregory Regional Park
Keller Peak Fire Lookout ©
Keller Peak Fire Lookout

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nights
Las Vegas

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the world behind art at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner .

You can drive from Highland to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Traveling from Highland in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 104°F and lows about 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours

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