17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 day
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Wawona
— 1 night
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Carson City
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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 Montana Avenue. Head to Annenberg Community Beach House and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip website.

Orlando to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

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 4.5 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

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

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
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

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Page

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.
On the 21st (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Page day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Page, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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 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 2.5 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

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
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 · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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Wawona

Wawona ©
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

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Carson City

Carson City ©
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 · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nevada State Capitol Building ©
Nevada State Capitol Building
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour 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 · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

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
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to 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 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. 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

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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