22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bishop
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Las Vegas

3
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.
Grand Adventures Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, admire nature's extreme beauty at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery and then go sightseeing with Grand Adventures Tours.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. August in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Grand Adventures Tours ©
Grand Adventures Tours
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

few
hours
Boulder City

Boulder City
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Hoover Dam and then take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boulder City trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Palm Springs to Boulder City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palm Springs in August: high temperatures in Boulder City hover around 44°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get great views at Mather Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Boulder City in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
Death Valley Junction

Death Valley Junction ©
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley Junction trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley Junction takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley Junction, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Death Valley Junction reach 43°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Funeral Mountains ©
Funeral Mountains

few
hours
Bishop

Bishop
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishop online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Death Valley Junction to Bishop. Traveling from Death Valley Junction in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Bishop. You'll set off for South Lake Tahoe on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Outdoors Trails

2
nights
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 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe road trip website .

You can drive from Bishop to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. In August, South Lake Tahoe is little chillier than Bishop - with highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Incline Village, Emerald Bay State Park, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Valley Floor Tour. Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and hike along Lembert Dome.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Strawberry Hill ©
Strawberry Hill
China Beach ©
China Beach

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Monterey fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica Mountains and Ballona Wetlands. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

1
night
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 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then experience rural life at Sam Cobb Farms, and then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Glen Preserve and then identify plant and animal life at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (49°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sam Cobb Farms, Oak Glen Preserve, Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Oak Glen Preserve ©
Oak Glen Preserve
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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