21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 24th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): wander the streets of The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Helicopter Tours. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

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 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 38°C and lows reach 17°C. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 29th (Sat).
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Ruby's Inn, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in July, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 32°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park route website.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in August, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 43°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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 3rd (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, then hike along Mariposa Grove, and finally explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (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.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online journey maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.
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Carmel — 1 night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.
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Pismo Beach — 1 night

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): experience rural life at The Luffa Farm, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach road trip tool.

You can drive from Carmel to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in August, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and go for a walk through Historic Lily pond.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C.
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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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