18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Burbank
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  11​h 15​min
9
Oakville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Oakland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier. On the 3rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from U.S. Virgin Islands, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Burbank.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
Burbank

Burbank ©
Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Burbank journey builder .

Burbank is very close to Los Angeles. In August in Burbank, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Burbank

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Pasadena
Highlights from your plan
Rose Bowl Stadium ©
Rose Bowl Stadium
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

1
night
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.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Burbank to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Burbank in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Plan a trip to Phoenix easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Phoenix hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Chase Field ©
Chase Field

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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 6th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along South Kaibab Trail, hike along Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey maker site .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
Oakville

Oakville
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oakville trip maker app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Oakville by combination of taxi and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Oakville dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Round Pond Estate

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Step out of San Francisco to go to Pacifica and see Rockaway Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Oakville to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Oakville in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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