23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Virgin
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
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Page
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
Shuttle to Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas, Bus to Kingman
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Kingman
— 1 night
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La Quinta
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Pismo Beach
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Grover Beach
— 3 nights
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Monterey
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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El Portal
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Exeter
— 2 nights
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Olancha
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Las Vegas is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Virgin.
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Virgin — 1 night

Virgin is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hurricane Valley Pioneer Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, and then stop by Buffalo Trails Trading Company.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Virgin trip builder site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Virgin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Virgin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Virgin, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.
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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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online tour builder.

Zion National Park is very close to Virgin. In July, daytime highs in Zion National Park are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Page on the 21st (Thu).
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Page — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, and then head outdoors with Wahweap Overlook.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Page road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Zion National Park in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Page, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Kingman.
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Kingman — 1 night

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Plan my day in Kingman using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of shuttle and bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, Kingman is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to La Quinta.
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La Quinta — 1 night

La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. On the 24th (Sun), play a few rounds at Palm Royale Country Club and then play a few rounds at Indian Wells Golf Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the La Quinta trip planner.

You can drive from Kingman to La Quinta in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingman to La Quinta is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kingman in July, with highs in La Quinta at 49°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Coronado Island, then take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from La Quinta to San Diego in 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from La Quinta in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step off the beaten path and head to 26-Mile Bike Path and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petersen Automotive Museum and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Ocean Avenue, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and get in on the family fun at Pacific Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pismo Beach.
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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fisherman's Beach and then have fun at BoltAbout.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Pismo Beach when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grover Beach.
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Grover Beach — 3 nights

Grover Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Sandalwood Spa, experience rural life at Rutiz Family Farms, and then stop by Ron's.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grover Beach online trip builder.

Grover Beach is very close to Pismo Beach. In July in Grover Beach, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Lovers Point and then surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grover Beach to Monterey in 3 hours. When traveling from Grover Beach in August, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to El Portal.
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El Portal — 1 night

El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at El Portal Market and then take a peaceful walk through Stanislaus National Forest.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Portal day trip planner.

El Portal is just a stone's throw from Yosemite National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in El Portal hover around 39°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from El Portal to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. August in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Exeter.
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Exeter — 2 nights

Exeter is a city in Tulare County, California, United States. To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Exeter online journey planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Exeter in 2.5 hours. In August in Exeter, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olancha.
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Olancha — 1 night

Olancha is a census designated place in Inyo County of the U.S. state of California. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cerro Gordo Mines and then look for gifts at Gus's Fresh Jerky. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Falls and then see a world frozen in time at Golden Cactus Ghost Town & Old West Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Olancha holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Exeter to Olancha takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Exeter in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Olancha, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Olancha to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Traveling from Olancha in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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