23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 14 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner .

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Mon), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Union Square, then have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get great views at Lookout Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: take in a show at Hopi House and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

14
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Mountains, & more). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Manhattan Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Zuma Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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