27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Mammoth Lakes
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  7​h 15​min
10
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
13
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the collection at Ocean Park Library and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica day trip tool .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Ocean Park Library ©
Ocean Park Library

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip site .

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. March in San Diego sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 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 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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 13th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista, trek along Rim Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online route planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of -5°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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lake Powell holiday planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell by car takes about 6.5 hours. In March, Lake Powell is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 21°C and lows of 6°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Powell to Las Vegas. The time zone difference when traveling from Lake Powell to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In March, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Lake Powell - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park tour planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Mammoth Lakes on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

few
hours
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in March: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -5°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -5°C at night. You'll set off for Tahoe City on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country and then fly down the slopes at Alpine Meadows.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tahoe City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alpine Meadows ©
Alpine Meadows

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nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tahoe City to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Tahoe City in March, expect Redwood National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Fri), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Redwood National Park - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County Courthouse & Old Mission Santa Barbara) and St. Mary Magdalen Chapel (in Camarillo). See some other sides of Santa Monica: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and admire the landmark architecture of Shotgun House.

To plan Santa Monica vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Room Escape Games

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