17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
5
Big Sur
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
7
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
8
Bend
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Stratosphere Tower and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour app.

Calgary, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Calgary in June, with highs in Las Vegas at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Keys View, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Step out of Anaheim to go to Dana Point and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, laugh and play at Downtown Disney, and experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim online route planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Anaheim takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July; daily highs in Anaheim reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, thensteep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenget to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara travel planning website.

Drive from Anaheim to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Anaheim in July, with highs in Santa Barbara at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally hike along Partington Cove. On the next day, walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur visit planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, thentake a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, thengo for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

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Getting from Big Sur to San Francisco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trillium Falls Hike
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Drake Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Bend in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Bend, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

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