16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h
4
Santa Monica
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tampa

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planning site .

Tampa to Redwood National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tampa to Redwood National Park. In June, Redwood National Park is much colder than Tampa - with highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Nature, #Outdoors, #Trails

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then stroll through Lakeside Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online visit planner .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally listen to music at Third Street Promenade.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Nature, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then hike along Angel's Landing, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Santa Monica to Zion National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 10th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 81°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and South Kaibab Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. July in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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