22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  5​h 30​min
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
9
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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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 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands and then enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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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 12th (Thu): play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course and then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Narrows and Hidden Canyon. Step out of the city life by going to Angel's Landing and Temple of Sinawava Trail. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Bryce Canyon National Park (Sunset Point & Queen's Garden Trail).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Zion National Park are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are colder (18°C). On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: get great views at Lipan Point and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning site .

You can take a bus from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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. For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs travel planning app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 49°C and lows reach 31°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planning website .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in July, plan for colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Santa Monica hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Santa Barbara. You'll set off for Monterey on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lovers Point, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach and then trek along Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©