18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

1
night
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 17th (Wed), examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker app .

Edinburgh, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Edinburgh to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Las Vegas is much warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

3
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 38°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

2
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 30th (Tue): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online holiday builder .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
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 1st (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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