20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Paris

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Marshall’s Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Lombard Street, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

2
nights
Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tule Elk Preserve, stroll through Point Reyes Hiking Trails, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sculptured Beach, kick back and relax at Limantour Beach, and then stroll through Drakes Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Point Reyes National Seashore trip maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Point Reyes National Seashore hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Drakes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tule Elk Preserve ©
Tule Elk Preserve
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse
Sculptured Beach ©
Sculptured Beach

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at Perry House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey itinerary app .

Drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Monterey in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

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 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (47°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zion National Park vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix holiday maker .

Drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 48°C and lows about 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then stroll around La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Diego is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Phoenix, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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