18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Running Horse Ranch and Fillmore Fish Hatchery. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica, about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fillmore Fish Hatchery, Running Horse Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains
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Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Fillmore Fish Hatchery ©
Fillmore Fish Hatchery
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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nights
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 25th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Page travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip website .

You can drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Page in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point and then get great views at Dante's View.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park, hike along Lembert Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then stroll through Four Mile Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel online travel planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planning app .

Drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and then admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums
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The Broad ©
The Broad

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