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:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Mammoth Lakes
— Few hours
drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Lee Vining
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
12
Monterey
— Few hours
drive:  30​min
13
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
14
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
16
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
17
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
18
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
19
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
20
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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 a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel route 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. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. On the next day, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then trek along Rim Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

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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hours
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 find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Page route website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. On the 17th (Wed), 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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hours
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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Page to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Page in July, with lows around 17°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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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 18th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Mary and then contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hike along Tuolumne Meadows, then trek along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 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 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lee Vining trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

1
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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online travel planner .

You can drive from Lee Vining to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. July in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
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 23rd (Tue): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 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 somewhat warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

few
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 maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz journey app .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Monterey attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

few
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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 find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planning tool .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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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 where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Sur vacation tool .

Big Sur is just a stone's throw from Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Morro Bay on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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hours
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 a trip to Morro Bay easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Big Sur to Morro Bay in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling 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. To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip builder tool .

Pismo Beach is just a stone's throw from Morro Bay. In July, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara travel route tool .

Drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Pismo Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malibu vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. July in Malibu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Santa Monica on the 25th (Thu).

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 ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica road trip app .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Malibu. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Newport Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Disney Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Anaheim trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
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 ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then stop by LA Farmers' Market, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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