21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— Few hours
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Mojave
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Carmel

Carmel
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. To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel online road trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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 7th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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 9th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with State Street Underpass, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip tool.

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 10th (Wed), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally don't miss a visit to Rodeo Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica journey planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Universal CityWalk Hollywood ©
Universal CityWalk Hollywood

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, and then don't miss a visit to Seaport Village.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial ©
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village

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Mojave

Mojave
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mojave Trail.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mojave trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Mojave by car takes about 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Mojave hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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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 (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, trek along Rim Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions app.

Getting from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Mojave in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, then hike along Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July in Bryce Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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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.
Family-friendly places like Zion National Park and Sky Mountain Golf Course will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Pine Valley Chapel and Riverside Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: Brian Head Resort (in Brian Head) and Red Cliffs Recreation Area (in Leeds). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail and explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

Plan my day in Zion National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Zion National Park at 40°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brian Head Resort, Red Cliffs Recreation Area, Pine Valley Chapel, Sky Mountain Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Brian Head Resort ©
Brian Head Resort
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker site.

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, hike along Big Baldy, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Mariposa Grove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route website.

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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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 25th (Thu), explore the activities along Stream Profile Chamber, then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, and then hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe online trip builder.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by bus takes about 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Stream Profile Chamber
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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