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
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
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.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then listen to music at Third Street Promenade, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the next day, get curious at California Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning app .

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary planning tool .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Morro Bay.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
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Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

2
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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. On the 16th (Tue), hunt for treasures at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association.

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Drive from Anaheim to Morro Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Anaheim in July, things will get little chillier in Morro Bay: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge

few
hours
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 where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel day trip app .

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Wildlife Outdoors
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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hours
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 other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz tour builder website .

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods 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.
On the 19th (Fri), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe journey site .

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Tunnel View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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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 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

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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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 24th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through Rim Trail, and then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood & Highland ©
Hollywood & Highland

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