12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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St. George
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night

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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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Detroit to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lake Powell tour planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Lake Powell are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are much hotter (73°F). On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then hike along Angel's Landing.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lake Powell to Zion National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Lake Powell in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Zion National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. George.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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St. George

St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our St. George travel planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to St. George in an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: high temperatures in St. George hover around 100°F and lows are around 75°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in St. George

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Off-Road Tours
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Off-Road Tours

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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 27th (Mon): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, hike along Partington Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally take in the views from Big Creek Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online tour planner.

You can fly from St. George to Big Sur in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. George in July, expect Big Sur to be colder, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 17 hours. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 101°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 73°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and then step off the mainland to explore Santa Cruz Island.

You can plan Channel Islands National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Channel Islands National Park. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Channel Islands National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Island ©
Santa Cruz Island

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape the Room AZ.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Phoenix with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Channel Islands National Park to Phoenix is 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Channel Islands National Park in July; daily highs in Phoenix reach 106°F and lows reach 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Escape the Room AZ
Highlights from your plan
Escape the Room AZ ©
Escape the Room AZ
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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