17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hike along South Kaibab Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip maker site .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Anaheim hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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 7th (Sun): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planning app .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Morro Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum ©
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in July, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planner .

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get some historical perspective at Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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