16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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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
Bus:  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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then shop like a local with The Grove, then stop by Amoeba Music, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by The Lego Store. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip planning tool.

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In July in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach, Christ Cathedral, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online journey builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 21st (Sun).

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally hike along Mariposa Grove.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are colder (9°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
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.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel route builder website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by bus takes about 6.5 hours. July in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature Parks Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online route planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Wildlife 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): admire the masterpieces at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz itinerary planner.

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 in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel road trip tool.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation maker.

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Nature Beaches

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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