21 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

21 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

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21 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Krakow

2
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 28th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco online route planner .

Krakow, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bridalveil Fall and Glacier Point. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. Get out of town with these interesting Yosemite National Park side-trips: Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and Bodie State Historic Park (in Bridgeport). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Wawona Meadow, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel River State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Point Lobos and Pfeiffer State Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Monterey to go to Big Sur and see Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Devil's Bridge Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Painted Desert and Bell Rock. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Williams (Bearizona Wildlife Park & Grand Canyon Wine Company). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona sightseeing site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Monterey to Sedona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Sedona to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Williams, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then wander the streets of The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

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