15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Panaca
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Lee Vining
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Sonora
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Brussels

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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 your second day here, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then explore the fascinating landscape at The Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Park ©
The Park

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 28th (Tue), stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail and then trek along Alstrom Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell attractions planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Lake Powell by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Las Vegas to Lake Powell, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Lake Powell at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Alstrom Point
Highlights from your plan
Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park journey builder .

Getting from Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in August, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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Panaca

Panaca
Panaca is an unincorporated town in eastern Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, on State Route 319, about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Cathedral Gorge State Park and then don't miss a visit to Million Dollar Courthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Panaca trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Panaca with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Panaca due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Panaca reach 30°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panaca

Nature Parks Museums

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining ©
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Gaylor Lake and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lee Vining travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Panaca to Lee Vining takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panaca to Lee Vining due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Panaca in August, with highs in Lee Vining at 32°C and lows at 7°C. You'll set off for Sonora on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Lee Vining

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Gaylor Lake ©
Gaylor Lake

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Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Columbia Candy Kitchen and then admire the majestic nature at Columbia State Historic Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sonora trip builder app .

You can drive from Lee Vining to Sonora in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lee Vining in August: high temperatures in Sonora hover around 39°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Columbia
Highlights from your plan
Columbia State Historic Park ©
Columbia State Historic Park
Columbia Candy Kitchen ©
Columbia Candy Kitchen

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel app .

You can drive from Sonora to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sonora in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monterey journey website .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, get great views at Rocky Creek Bridge, do a tasting at Cowgirl Winery, then do a tasting at Talbott Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Holman Ranch.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip tool .

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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