21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Montreal

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs itinerary website .

Montreal, Canada to Palm Springs is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are much hotter, around 48°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fountain of Life
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Crystal Fantasy ©
Crystal Fantasy

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then stroll through Newport Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Civic Center Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. On the 5th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Beverly Hills trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Beverly Hills is just a short distance from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beverly Hills, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara planning website .

Traveling by car from Beverly Hills to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Beverly Hills in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and finally tee off at Lincoln Park. On the next day, hike along Lands End, then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wawona attractions planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to Death Valley National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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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 13th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then browse the different shops at Downtown Container Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas ©
Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Farview Point, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), get great views at Observation Point, trek along Angel's Landing, and then explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip app .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon

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