18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker app.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
USS Midway Museum ©
Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8
La Jolla Cove ©
Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, identify plant and animal life at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Getty Center ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
Griffith Observatory ©
Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6

3
nights
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 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
North Dome ©
Must see
North Dome
4.7
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
El Capitan ©
Geologic Formation
El Capitan
4.9

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4
Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Rim Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, and then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Monica online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Getty Villa ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Villa
4.7
Rodeo Drive ©
Neighborhood
Rodeo Drive
3.5

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