22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
drive:  4​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
drive:  4​h
6
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Papago Park has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Papago Park ©
Papago Park

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then cruise along East Rim Drive.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Natural Bridge, Rainbow Point and Navajo Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
night
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Roller Coaster as well as River Rafting & Tubing. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, get your game on at The Roller Coaster, and then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip site .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign ©

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Mammoth Lakes on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 31°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
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 Tioga Pass. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lombard Street as well as Fisherman's Wharf. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis the Menace Park and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carmel route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Dennis the Menace Park
Highlights from your plan
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Cold Spring Tavern. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang), Ostrich Land (in Buellton) and Foxen Canyon Wine Trail (in Santa Maria). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lotusland, make a trip to Moreton Bay Fig Tree, steep yourself in history at Casa del Herrero, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Mission San Buenaventura, Carpinteria State Beach, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Ostrich Land
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Ganna Walska Lotusland ©
Ganna Walska Lotusland

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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 16th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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