16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 3 nights
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights


San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Thornton Beach State Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marin Headlands.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Bergamot Station or Two Rodeo Drive. Change things up with a short trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Spanish Village Art Center. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and discover the deep blue sea with San Diego Scuba Guide.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planning tool.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 104°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 19th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Page.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Page — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Horseshoe Bend and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Scottsdale.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Scottsdale — 3 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 22nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Wollitzer Gallery, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale road trip website.

Fly from Page to Scottsdale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Page in July, things will get a bit warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sun).
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses