22 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bishop
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Needles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the next day, tee off at Lincoln Park, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, 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. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Napa.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Napa — 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 5th (Wed), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
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Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Shopping
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, then admire the striking features of Vikingsholm, and then trek along Vikingsholm Hiking Trail. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Napa in July since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bishop.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation
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Bishop — 1 night

Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Laws Railroad Museum, then look for gifts at Bishop Visitor Center, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and finally get engrossed in the history at Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bishop tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Bishop in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with highs in Bishop at 43°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.
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Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then wander the streets of The Strip.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas visit planner.

You can drive from Bishop to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Expect much hotter evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Bishop in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center. On the next day, trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Page.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Page — 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Kanab (Kanab Heritage House Museum, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip planning site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Flagstaff — 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, then appreciate the history behind Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Historic Brewing Company.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff route planner.

Drive from Page to Flagstaff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Page in July, you will find days in Flagstaff are little chillier (32°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Needles.
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Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Needles — 1 night

Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Oatman Ghost Town, cruise along Sitgreaves Pass, and then try your luck at Avi Casino. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Moabi Regional Park and then take in the waterfront activity at Pirate Cove Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Needles day trip website.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Needles takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in July: high temperatures in Needles hover around 51°C and lows are around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday website.

Getting from Needles to San Diego by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Needles in July, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.
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