20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mendocino
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Zuma Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Solstice Canyon (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner.

Venice, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park journey planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 46°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel site.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Plan trip to Monument Valley with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 38°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Page on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Page online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in July; daily highs in Page reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with Mandalay Bay Beach, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip website.

You can drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Page in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally see a world frozen in time at Skidoo Mill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in July, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino

— 1 night
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 19th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, then stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then kick back and relax at Van Damme State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mendocino trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): deepen your knowledge of military history at Battery Spencer, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendocino in July, plan for colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.