14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Fly:  10 h
1
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h 15 min
8
Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h
9
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park day trip planning site.

Charlotte to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Joshua Tree National Park is a bit warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 103°F and lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Wall Street Mill ©
Wall Street Mill

1
night
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 1st (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, thendon't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, thenstep off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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night
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 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, thenadmire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, thenexplore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Boyden Cavern, thentrek along General Grant Tree Trail, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. While traveling from Carmel, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

1
night
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 8th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, thenadmire the masterpieces at The Broad, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Broad ©
The Broad

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Anacapa Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Channel Islands National Park travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Channel Islands National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get a bit cooler in Channel Islands National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anacapa Island ©
Anacapa Island

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night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach route app.

Explore your travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Cannon Beach with the Route module. Traveling from Channel Islands National Park in August, expect Cannon Beach to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Pop Culture, thenwalk around Kerry Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannon Beach in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Pop Culture ©
Museum of Pop Culture
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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