18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hackberry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Oro Grande
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 1 night
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hackberry.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Hackberry

Hackberry ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch and Guest House. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hackberry General Store and then get a taste of life in the country at Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch and Guest House.

Plan my day in Hackberry using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Hackberry takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Hackberry: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Hackberry

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Joshua Tree Ostrich Ranch and Guest House
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hackberry to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hackberry in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 22°C at night. You will leave for Barstow on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Maria: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll set off for Barstow on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Wineries Parks

1
night
Barstow

Barstow
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barstow journey tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Barstow takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Maria in July, plan for warmer days in Barstow, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Oro Grande.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

1
night
Oro Grande

Oro Grande ©
Oro Grande is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oro Grande route planner.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Oro Grande takes an hour. Traveling from Barstow in July, things will get slightly colder in Oro Grande: highs are around 43°C and lows about 23°C. You will leave for Anaheim on the 16th (Thu).
Highlights from your plan
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch ©
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On your second day here, catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim day trip planning site .

You can drive from Oro Grande to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Oro Grande, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path and take a stroll through Rodeo Drive.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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