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:  8​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Mammoth Lakes
— Few hours
drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Lee Vining
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Monterey
— Few hours
drive:  30​min
14
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
18
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
19
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Grammy Museum, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood & Highland, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, and finally stop by Hollywood & Highland. Keep things going the next day: get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip 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. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've added Downtown Long Beach, Fireworks at Disneyland Park, Space Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm, catch some excitement at Star Wars Launch Bay, then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, then take in a show at Fireworks at Disneyland Park, and finally browse the different shops at Anaheim GardenWalk. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at Space Mountain, immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, then buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Long Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim holiday planner .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. July in Anaheim sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Crystal Cove, Downtown Long Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center, Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Anaheim GardenWalk ©
Anaheim GardenWalk

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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.
You've added Dinosaur Tracks, Grand Canyon Village, Desert View Watchtower, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, get great views at Grandview Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then get great views at The Abyss, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at South Rim Visitor Center, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Tracks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toPage.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Dinosaur Tracks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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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.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Page road trip planning tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Angel's Landing, The Narrows, Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and other attractions you added.

Start your trip to Zion National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, Casino at the Venetian, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): try to win big at The Mirage, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Mirage Volcano, then try to win big at Caesars Palace, and finally try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devils Postpile National Monument as well as Mammoth Mountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes day trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Mammoth Lakes is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tioga Pass, Half Dome, Nevada Falls Loop, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lee Vining road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining. In July, daytime highs in Lee Vining are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for South Lake Tahoe on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inspiration Point Vista, Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe, and other attractions you added. On the 23rd (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, stroll through Lakeside Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and finally stroll through El Dorado Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Drive from Lee Vining to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Inspiration Point Vista, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, Union Square, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Chinatown, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

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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. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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.
You've now added Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to your itinerary.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as Monterey Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip site .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Lobos as well as Seventeen Mile Drive.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur visit planner .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toMorro Bay.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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. Plan trip to Morro Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Morro Bay takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Morro Bay hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fiona Bleu Gallery ©
Fiona Bleu Gallery

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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 where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach day trip planning tool .

Pismo Beach is just a stone's throw from Morro Bay. July in Pismo Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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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 find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Malibu trip website .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toSanta Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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.
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica online tour itinerary builder .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Malibu. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Santee Alley, Citadel Outlets and Olvera Street. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Olvera Street, get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, hunt for treasures at The Santee Alley, then stop by LA Farmers' Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning site .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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