22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 day
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California African American Museum, Museum of Tolerance, and other attractions you added. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Farmers Market and Hollywood Farmers Market. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Bronson Caves, browse the eclectic array of goods at Olvera Street, look for gifts at FIGat7th, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Bronson Caves ©
Bronson Caves
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Visiting San Jacinto Mountain and Hidden Valley Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: Living Desert Zoo & Gardens (in Palm Desert), Joshua Tree National Park (in Twentynine Palms) and Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, and take a stroll through Old Town Temecula.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Palm Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July in Palm Springs, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness, Hidden Valley Nature Trail, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

5
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Escape the urban bustle at San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in San Diego hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Topanga State Park as well as Griffith Observatory. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at Grand Central Market, then admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
Grand Central Market ©
Grand Central Market

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