19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 31st (Wed), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum ©
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Carmel Mission, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally contemplate the long history of Cannery Row.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Mon), take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, don't miss a visit to Bubblegum Alley, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Morro Strand State Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Monterey to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect nights in San Luis Obispo to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Morro Bay, Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn more about the world around you at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Casa del Herrero, and finally kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Barbara using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Butterfly Beach, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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.
You've now added Hollywood Sign to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, examine the collection at The National Atomic Testing Museum, see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, then get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, and finally take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are much warmer (101°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 13th (Tue): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, trek along South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Hopi Point. Here are some ideas for day two: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then stroll through Rim Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

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

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, stroll through Lone Rock Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Page trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 93°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moab attractions planner .

Drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Moab, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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