19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 9th (Fri): try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey maker site .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yavapai Geology Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. There's still lots to do: hike along Rim Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and get great views at Pima Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

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.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Petco Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
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 18th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass and then cruise along Tioga Rd. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tioga Rd
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
nights
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park and then kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Olympic Valley dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

D.L. Bliss State Park, Meeks Bay Beach, Lake Tahoe, Commons Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach and then kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Grass Roots Natural Foods, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Olympic Valley in August since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Grass Roots Natural Foods ©
Grass Roots Natural Foods

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and China Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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