23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
San Diego
— 5 nights
End: San Diego

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
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 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monterey day trip website .

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Casino at Excalibur, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in July, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then trek along Navajo Loop Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell itinerary planner .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Lake Powell are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You've now added Slide Rock State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park and then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, look for gifts at Cocopah, then view the masterpieces at Honshin Fine Art, and finally browse the different shops at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Sedona in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in July, expect nights in Sedona to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

1
night
Williams

Williams
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Williams day trip website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Williams takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in July, with highs in Williams at 32°C and lows at 15°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Tours

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Indian Canyons. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Newport Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes), Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and VillageFest (in Palm Springs). Have a day of magic on the 17th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park, and admire the landmark architecture of The Packing House.

Find out how to plan Anaheim trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Williams to Anaheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Williams in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Anaheim, with lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Christ Cathedral, Newport Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

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.
Bring the kids along to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, get engrossed in the history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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