25 days in California, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

25 days in California, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

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25 days in California, Arizona & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  17​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Monterey
— Few hours
taxi:  15​min
11
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
12
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Krakow


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1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Krakow, Poland to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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 29th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Grandview Point, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Page day trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Page to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online route planner .

Getting from Page to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Page in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 47°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Fri), go deep underground at Eureka Mine.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Cannery Row.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Carmel online trip planner .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Caraccioli Cellars ©
Caraccioli Cellars

5
nights
Los Angeles

Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Los Angeles California Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

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