17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive to Kanab, UT- Glazier's Market, Shuttle to Page
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wawona
— 1 night
Drive
9
Carson City
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Annenberg Community Beach House. Head to Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles route planning site.

Orlando to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 101°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Zion National Park

— 1 day
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows and then trek along Angel's Landing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online tour planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are colder with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 21st (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Page road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in August, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park vacation website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 98°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Earthquake Fault, take a memorable drive along Tioga Rd, and then get impressive views of Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes day trip planning website.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wawona.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wawona

— 1 night
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wawona trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Wawona takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August; daily highs in Wawona reach 97°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carson City.

Things to do in Wawona

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Carson City

— 1 night
Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. On the 28th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Museum, contemplate the long history of Nevada State Capitol Building, then try your luck at Casino Fandango, then stop by Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Carson City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Carson City takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in August, things will get a bit cooler in Carson City: highs are around 88°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Carson City

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, then explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe takes an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Carson City in August; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 81°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sacramento using our trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August; daily highs in Sacramento reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.