18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Merced
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
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Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Flagstaff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
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Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Oatman
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
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Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Pebble Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
19
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
20
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
21
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Amsterdam, Holland to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Merced.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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Merced

Merced
Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Merced trip planning app .

Drive from San Francisco to Merced in 2.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Merced, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 20°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Merced

Museums Parks Nightlife

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls as well as Glacier Point. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Merced to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Merced in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bishop.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Light Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bishop trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Bishop takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Bishop reach 42°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bishop

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mountain Light Gallery ©
Mountain Light Gallery

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bishop to Death Valley National Park takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bishop in August since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 24°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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 25th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Strip Gun Club ©
Strip Gun Club

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon as well as Horseshoe Bend. On the 27th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon and then get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Page tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Page is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Flagstaff trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in August, expect Flagstaff to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 11°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off toTusayan.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Tusayan

Tusayan
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the world from above with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tusayan trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Tusayan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Tusayan, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tusayan

Tours

Side Trip

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

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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.
Grand Canyon South Rim has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Grand Canyon National Park is just a stone's throw from Tusayan. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon Railway Depot ©
Grand Canyon Railway Depot

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Kingman

Kingman
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. You'll set off for Oatman on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Oatman

Oatman
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 29th (Thu), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oatman Ghost Town.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oatman trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kingman to Oatman in an hour. Traveling from Kingman in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Oatman: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Oatman

Historic Sites

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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.
Make your Joshua Tree National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Oatman to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oatman to Joshua Tree National Park. Traveling from Oatman in August, plan for little chillier nights in Joshua Tree National Park, with lows around 28°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs trip maker tool .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, you will find days in Palm Springs are a bit warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). You will leave for Los Angeles on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Venice Canals Walkway. Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Forever Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll around Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

Discover how to plan a Santa Barbara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Discover how to plan a Santa Maria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toPebble Beach.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pebble Beach trip planning website .

You can drive from Santa Maria to Pebble Beach in 3 hours. When traveling from Santa Maria in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pebble Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Lovers Point and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey attractions planning tool .

Monterey is just a short distance from Pebble Beach. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz itinerary builder app .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Santa Cruz are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll set off for St. Helena on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Tours

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 4th (Wed), do a tasting at Herb Lamb Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room, and finally learn about winemaking at Trujillo Wines.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to St. Helena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: highs in St. Helena hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Herb Lamb Vineyards ©
Herb Lamb Vineyards
Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room ©
Vine Cliff Winery Tasting Room

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Explore San Francisco further: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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