14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Caliente
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Vail
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Carmel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Carmel to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
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 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
Caliente

Caliente ©
Caliente, formerly known as Culverwell and Calientes, is a city in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Caliente Railroad Depot, then admire the majestic nature at Kershaw Ryan State Park, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Delamar Ghost Town.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Caliente trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Caliente. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Caliente. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Caliente, with highs around 100°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Caliente

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kershaw Ryan State Park ©
Kershaw Ryan State Park

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 7th (Sun), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore and take pictures at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get great views at Paria View, then take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Caliente to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Caliente in July, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Vail

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vail trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Vail takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Vail, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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