20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam) and Overton (Valley of Fire State Park & Atlatl Rock). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and get curious at DISCOVERY Children's Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

5
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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wonderland of Rocks and Barker Dam Trail. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Palms Oasis Trail, explore the striking landscape at Keys View, and trek along 49 Palms Canyon Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be much warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

6
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.