20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
3
Big Sur
— 2 nights
4
Monterey
— Few hours
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Wawona
— 3 nights
7
Beatty
— Few hours
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
9
Boulder City
— Few hours
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 30th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Maria trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Maria by car takes about 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Santa Maria reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail ©
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 31st (Tue), snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge and then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, thentake in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in August, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey day trip tool.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Mariposa Grove, thentake some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wawona day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Wawona, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Beatty.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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hours
Beatty

Beatty
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beatty trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Wawona to Beatty in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Beatty

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, thentake some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Beatty to Death Valley National Park in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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hours
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, pause for some photo ops at Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boulder City trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Boulder City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Boulder City, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Winged Figures of the Republic Statues ©
Winged Figures of the Republic Statues

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Boulder City in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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