16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Change things up with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery, then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Packing House.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then get great views at Mather Point.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website .

Getting from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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 19th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then stop by Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 22nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, then look for gifts at Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor, Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planning tool .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz vacation planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ©
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cannery Row.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carmel online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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