21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Montevideo

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica State Beach and Zuma Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Oceanside (Mission San Luis Rey & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Montevideo to Los Angeles. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montevideo in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Theme Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Oceanside, Disneyland Park, Norton Simon Museum, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Big Sur travel route planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Coast Gallery Big Sur ©
Coast Gallery Big Sur

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

Plan my day in Monterey using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trips

Lovers Point, Pebble Beach Golf Links, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
Highlights from your plan
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and USS Pampanito. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum (in Boulder City) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation maker website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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