13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica

— 1 day

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 1st (Mon), walk around Ocean View Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Santa Monica at 26°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites · Parks

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Flightdeck Simulation Center about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 8th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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 9th (Tue), make a trip to Washburn Point and then hike along Mariposa Grove. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally stroll through Panorama Trail.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.