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
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Carmel
— 1 night
drive:  30​min
9
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Lee Vining
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Mammoth Lakes
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
16
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
17
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
18
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
19
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
20
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
21
Los Angeles
— Few hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Whimsic Alley, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica holiday builder site .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malibu journey planner.

Malibu is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. July in Malibu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara planning tool .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Santa Barbara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Scenic Drive Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach travel route planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Morro Bay.
Highlights from your plan
The Luffa Farm ©
The Luffa Farm

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay trip planner .

Morro Bay is just a stone's throw from Pismo Beach. In July in Morro Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Big Sur on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors Parks Wineries

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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.
To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur holiday planner.

Getting from Morro Bay to Big Sur by car takes about 3.5 hours. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey sightseeing site .

Monterey is very close to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Santa Cruz on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online road trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a 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 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Wed), wander the streets of Union Square.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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 19th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lee Vining.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Lee Vining online trip builder .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Lee Vining in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. In July in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas planning site .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be cooler, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 40°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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Page

Page
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip maker website .

Do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Page, with lows of 26°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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 24th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): shop like a local with The Disney Gallery and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Packing House, buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center, and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Anaheim online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Anaheim, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Childrens Museums Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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