21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  4​h
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Napa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planner .

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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 13th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas sightseeing 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 80°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: highs in Zion National Park hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (101°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 70°F in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online route planner .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Palm Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Genoa Cemetery and then kick back and relax at Pope Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, then admire the striking features of Vikingsholm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wyland Galleries.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by bus takes about 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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hours
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Napa online journey planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Napa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Napa, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan San Francisco vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of McWay Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

Before you visit Big Sur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planner .

Fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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