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:  2​h
2
Death Valley Junction
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
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. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery and then take in the local landmarks with Grand Adventures Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Las Vegas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains, then explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley Junction vacation builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley Junction by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in August since evenings lows in Death Valley Junction dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow 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
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Funeral Mountains ©
Funeral Mountains

1
night
Bishop

Bishop
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishop trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Death Valley Junction to Bishop with the Route module. Traveling from Death Valley Junction in August, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Bishop. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Outdoors Trails

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then stroll through Sand Harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bishop to South Lake Tahoe. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bishop in August; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
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. Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride 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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip maker website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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.
On the 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally hike along Partington Cove.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Sur route maker site .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive 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. On the 24th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then experience rural life at Sam Cobb Farms, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Oak Glen Preserve and then identify plant and animal life at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 49°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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

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.
You've now added Hoover Dam to your itinerary. On the 26th (Mon), admire the engineering at Hoover Dam and then snap pictures at Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Boulder City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in August; daily highs in Boulder City reach 44°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Boulder City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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