12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  45​min
1
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  14​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Temecula and Oceanside Pier. Step out of Anaheim with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point--about 40 minutes away.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip planning tool .

Los Angeles to Anaheim is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. July in Anaheim sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Old Town Temecula, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 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

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
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.
You've now added Grand Canyon South Rim to your itinerary. On the 12th (Fri), take in a show at Hopi House, then hike along Rim Trail, and then get great views at Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park visit planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

2
nights
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 18th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally trek along Panorama Trail. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation builder .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are colder with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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