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
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Bus:  7​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Santa Monica State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Carpinteria to see Carpinteria State Beach about 2 hours away. Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach

2
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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 20th (Tue), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker site .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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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 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then explore and take pictures at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and then tee off at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Phoenix at 47°C and lows at 33°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip app .

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in August, you will find days in San Diego are colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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