21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  12​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Oakland
— 4 nights
bus:  15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Halifax

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.
On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip app .

Halifax, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in June, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), look and learn at Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sky's The Limit Observatory and Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego journey builder website .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to The Original Farmers Market and Irvine Spectrum Centerfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Beach and AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines, then experience rural life at Ostrich Land, and then wander the streets of State Street.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Mission Santa Ines, Ostrich Land, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Carmel Mission, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oakland.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

4
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. California State Railroad Museum and Patrick Amiot will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Marin Headlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens (in Fulton), Bass Pro Shop (in Manteca) and Silver Oak Cellars (in Oakville). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Mount Tamalpais State Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oakland itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Monterey to Oakland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of shuttle and subway. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Bass Pro Shop, Silver Oak Cellars, California State Railroad Museum, Patrick Amiot
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
California State Railroad Museum ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

3
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 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mori Point. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Limantour Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel planner .

San Francisco is very close to Oakland. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mori Point, Tomales Bay State Park, Bodega Dunes, Limantour Beach, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
Highlights from your plan
Tomales Bay State Park ©
Tomales Bay State Park
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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