13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Charlotte
— 1 day

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San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at San Diego Scuba Guide, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planner.

Charlotte to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to San Diego is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 1 day

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Buzzard Rock Trail and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charlotte itinerary site.

Fly from Las Vegas to Charlotte in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Charlotte is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Charlotte at 88°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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