24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 1 night
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Lake Powell
— 1 night
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
9
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
10
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
12
Monterey
— 1 night
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
14
Malibu
— 1 night
15
Santa Monica
— 1 night
16
Anaheim
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 9th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mulholland Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive

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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 10th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then examine the collection at Mingei International Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online journey planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and train. In March, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock and then admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park journey builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in March, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), trek along Bright Angel Trail. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along South Kaibab Trail, thenget great views at Mather Point, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In March, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Phoenix - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Powell online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, with highs in Lake Powell at °C and lows at °C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Trails

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas vacation site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Powell to Las Vegas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake Powell to Las Vegas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lake Powell in March, with highs in Las Vegas at °C and lows at °C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around °C. You will leave for Mammoth Lakes on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake
Earthquake Fault ©
Earthquake Fault

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In March in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Book Passage and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the next day, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, thenlook for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenwander the streets of State Street Underpass, thenexplore the galleries of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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night
Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Malibu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Malibu. You'll set off for Santa Monica on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, admire the striking features of Shotgun House, browse the collection at Ocean Park Library, see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market. On the next day, walk around Ocean View Park, thenkick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, thenbrowse the collection at Santa Monica Public Library, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip builder website.

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Monica in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

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

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Monica to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in March: highs in Anaheim hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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