16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Santa Barbara
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly
6
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
9
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Norwich

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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 6th (Tue), browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at New York New York Casino, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

Norwich, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Norwich to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Norwich in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Indian Garden and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego journey planning app.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 14th (Wed), hike along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, hike along Tompkins Memorial Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Truckee route planner.

Getting from San Diego to Truckee by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, Truckee is colder at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Truckee in July, Yosemite National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Monterey to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.