19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then look for gifts at Hopi House, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then take a stroll through Union Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, browse the different shops at Rodeo Drive, and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Monica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Manhattan Beach, Rodeo Drive, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

8
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Original Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Buy Hand (in Laguna Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stop by UCLA Store, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, and hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Buy Hand, Santa Monica Bay, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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