20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Drive to Hall's Crossing, Ferry to Bullfrog Marina, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Bishop
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For shopping fun, head to Two Rodeo Drive or Rodeo Drive. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Annenberg Community Beach House). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, 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. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
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Side Trips

Las Vegas — 1 night

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 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Spas · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

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 11th (Mon): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.
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Lake Powell — 1 night

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lake Powell vacation planning site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lake Powell, with highs around 43°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lake Powell to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lake Powell in July, expect Monument Valley to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 14th (Thu), trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas attractions planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 47°C and lows of 32°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 15th (Fri).
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Death Valley National Park — 1 day

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zabriskie Point as well as Badwater Basin. On the 15th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and finally take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Bishop.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Bishop — 1 night

Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bishop online tour planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bishop in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bishop, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 16th (Sat).
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Yosemite National Park — 1 day

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.
On the 16th (Sat), get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bishop to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bishop in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to San Luis Obispo.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip

San Luis Obispo — 2 nights

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Bubblegum Alley, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to San Diego.
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Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Side Trips

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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