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
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
car:  8​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Avila Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

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night
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.
On the 31st (Wed), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from Antigua and Barbuda, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, cruise along East Rim Drive, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online day trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster

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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 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel journey maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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Avila Beach

Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avila Main Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Avila Beach trip maker .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Avila Beach takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Avila Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point (about 40 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 17th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Fri) at Disneyland Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner .

Traveling by car from Avila Beach to Anaheim takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Avila Beach in August; daily highs in Anaheim reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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