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:  1​h
2
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
8
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Carmel
— Few hours
drive:  30​min
10
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Lee Vining
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Mammoth Lakes
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
17
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
18
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
19
Page
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
20
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
21
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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.
You've added The Magic Castle, Citadel Outlets, Hollywood & Highland, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Lake Hollywood Park, make a trip to Hollywood Sign, then don't miss a visit to Sunset Boulevard, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The Santee Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): see some familiar sights at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, then find something for the whole family at Pacific Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary 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 Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Zuma Beach and Malibu Pier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Malibu tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stearns Wharf as well as Santa Barbara Harbor.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Malibu to Santa Barbara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Malibu in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Pismo Beach.
Highlights from your plan
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara Harbor ©
Santa Barbara Harbor

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pismo Pier as well as Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pismo Beach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pismo Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Morro Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay planner .

Morro Bay is just a short distance from Pismo Beach. July in Morro Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Memorial Park ©
Anchor Memorial Park
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). You've now added Moonstone Beach to your itinerary.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip planner .

Cambria is just a short distance from Morro Bay. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

San Simeon is just a short distance from Cambria. In July, daytime highs in San Simeon are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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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.
You've now added McWay Falls to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 4 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Big Sur are much colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

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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 Seventeen Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Golf Links and Point Lobos.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carmel journey site .

Carmel is just a short distance from Big Sur. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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Monterey

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

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary app .

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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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.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz day trip website .

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

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

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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 Lombard Street, Napa Valley Winery Exchange, Union Square, and other attractions. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, look for gifts at Napa Valley Winery Exchange, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

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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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 Baldwin Beach, Lakeside Beach, El Dorado Beach, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe, then cruise along Inspiration Point Vista, then admire the majestic nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, and finally kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe road trip 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 a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lee Vining.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe, Inspiration Point Vista, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park ©
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Mono Lake County Park has been added to your itinerary.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lee Vining trip planner.

Explore your travel options from South Lake Tahoe to Lee Vining with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valley View, Sentinel Dome, Yosemite Falls, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, cruise along Tioga Pass, then cruise along Tioga Rd, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Half Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tioga Rd
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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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 Mammoth Mountain as well as Devils Postpile National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake

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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 list of things to see and do now includes The Mirage, Caesars Palace, Casino at the Venetian, and other attractions. On the 21st (Sun), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Mirage Volcano, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at The Mirage, then try your luck at Caesars Palace, and finally try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

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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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 list of things to see and do now includes Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Zion National Park, Observation Point, and other attractions.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Page online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dinosaur Tracks, Bright Angel Point, Desert View Watchtower, and other attractions you added. On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village and then look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Page, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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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 Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, Knott's Berry Farm, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center and then buy something for everyone on your list at Anaheim GardenWalk.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim travel route tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Anaheim. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

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

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