17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  24​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Williams
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
13
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Building Marketplace, Golden Gate Bridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, then don't miss a visit to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, and finally browse the different shops at Westfield San Francisco Centre. On your second day here, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner .

Shanghai, China to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in July, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 73°F and 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

few
hours
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. You've now added Half Moon Bay State Beach to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Half Moon Bay journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Half Moon Bay: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lovers Point Park as well as 17-Mile Drive. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey visit planner .

Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Half Moon Bay in July, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lovers Point Park
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lovers Point Park ©
Lovers Point Park

few
hours
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. Garrapata State Park has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip builder tool .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garrapata State Park ©
Garrapata State Park

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as McWay Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur route builder tool .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. July in Big Sur sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Simeon day trip tool .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 4 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are warmer, around 94°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Solvang.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. For maps and more tourist information, read our Solvang itinerary maker .

Getting from San Simeon to Solvang by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Solvang, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature ©
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lotusland.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Solvang in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 60°F. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganna Walska Lotusland ©
Ganna Walska Lotusland
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
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.
You've now added Le Reve - The Dream to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Le Reve - The Dream.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Santa Barbara - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Le Reve - The Dream ©
Le Reve - The Dream
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign ©

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nights
Page

Page ©
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.
Upper Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam and then enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Upper Antelope Canyon.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Las Vegas to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get a bit cooler in Page: highs are around 98°F and lows about 73°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toTusayan.

Things to do in Page

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Upper Antelope Canyon ©
Upper Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

1
night
Tusayan

Tusayan ©
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get all the information you need at National Geographic Grand Canyon Visitor Center and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tusayan trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Page to Tusayan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Page in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Tusayan: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Tusayan

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon South Rim
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon Visitor Center ©
Grand Canyon Visitor Center

1
day
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Williams Depot, stop by Addicted to Route 66, look for gifts at Colors of the West, then look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Williams day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Williams takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Williams

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Williams Depot ©
Williams Depot

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Man Group.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online route planner .

You can drive from Williams to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Williams to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Williams in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 104°F and 81°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Blue Man Group ©
Blue Man Group

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nights
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.
You've added Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Beach, Hollywood Sign, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are colder (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (66°F). You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Mulholland Drive
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood ©

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