18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Mono Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
11
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 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.
On the 28th (Fri), get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Morro Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Morro Bay to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

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Getting from Morro Bay to Los Angeles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Morro Bay in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Farmhouse, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mohave Museum of History and Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Colbaugh Processing Inc. The source for Kingman Turquoise.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingman trip maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Kingman in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Los Angeles to Kingman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Kingman to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Colbaugh Processing Inc. The source for Kingman Turquoise
Highlights from your plan
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Mohave Museum of History and Arts ©
The Farmhouse ©
The Farmhouse

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Kingman - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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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.
Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Angel's Landing and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 40°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip website .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toDeath Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park attractions planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mono Hot Springs.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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Mono Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs ©
Mono Hot Springs is a summer resort, campground, unincorporated community, and a group of hot springs in Fresno County, central California. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through John Muir Trail and then explore the activities along Florence Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mono Hot Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mono Hot Springs takes 8 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect Mono Hot Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mono Hot Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

California
Highlights from your plan
Florence Lake ©
Florence Lake

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online itinerary builder .

Getting from Mono Hot Springs to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Mono Hot Springs in July, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Baldwin Beach and Pope Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, browse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan my day in South Lake Tahoe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 14th (Sun), engage your brain at Exploratorium, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco route planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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