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:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  6​h 30​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, browse the different shops at The Grove, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planning site .

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 15th (Mon), stop by The Lego Store. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Newport Beach, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anaheim day trip site .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In July in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Christ Cathedral, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove, Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Lego Store ©
The Lego Store

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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), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip website .

Fly from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Anaheim - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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 20th (Sat), stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). On the 21st (Sun), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe day trip app .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 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 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

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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 25th (Thu), make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planning tool .

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, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip builder website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ©
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

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night
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 maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Carmel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 27th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Carmel - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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