23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Winslow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
13
Carlsbad
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
14
Anaheim
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Zagreb

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night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Santa Monica is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zagreb to Santa Monica is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Zagreb in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greystone Mansion and Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch and then hike along Ryan Mountain.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Phoenix Zoo and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix holiday planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Airport Mesa, and then trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Phoenix to Sedona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Sedona to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail
Airport Mesa ©
Airport Mesa

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get impressive views of Wupatki National Monument, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bearizona Wildlife Park, and then look and learn at Lowell Observatory. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meteor Crater, then take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then steep yourself in history at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Flagstaff online itinerary creator.

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Flagstaff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sedona in August, with highs in Flagstaff at 30°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bearizona Wildlife Park, Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

1
night
Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Rock Art Canyon Ranch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Standin' on the Corner Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Winslow itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Winslow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, Winslow is a bit warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Winslow to Petrified Forest National Park in 2 hours. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 19th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Monument Valley takes 6 hours. August in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Rock Beach, Head underground at Water Holes Canyon, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Page itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Page is a bit warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lone Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterholes Canyon ©
Waterholes Canyon

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Inner Canyon will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Page in August, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Oceanside Pier, then kick back and relax at Moonlight Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsbad State Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Carlsbad, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim itinerary planner.

Getting from Carlsbad to Anaheim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in August, things will get a bit warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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