21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  5​h
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, get great views at Yaki Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): trek along Navajo Loop Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, then stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Riverside Walk and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planning app .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 40°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point & Half Dome).

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Wawona. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Wawona is minus 1 hour. In July in Wawona, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Coit Tower. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Exploratorium. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39, and stroll through Lands End.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey builder .

Getting from Wawona to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Wawona in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off toSanta Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Lands End ©
Lands End

1
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.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica tour planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from San Francisco in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
San Diego Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Coronado Beach, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and then appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Painted Canyon, then take a stroll around Fountain of Life, then explore the stunning scenery at Palm Canyon, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Lykken Trail. On the next day, trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails and then look for gifts at Brandini Toffee.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs online holiday planner .

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Fountain of Life
Highlights from your plan
Painted Canyon ©
Painted Canyon
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Cottonwood Spring Oasis. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and finally hike along Split Rock.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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