25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
car:  1​h 30​min
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Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Olancha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
car:  2​h
12
Lake Powell
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
13
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
17
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
18
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and China Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pacific Grove trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Francisco to Pacific Grove in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur travel route planner.

Take a bus from Pacific Grove to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Big Sur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moro Rock as well as Kings Canyon National Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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

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Mariposa

Mariposa
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mariposa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mariposa with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Mariposa are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 17th (Wed), make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Mariposa in July, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Olancha.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Olancha

Olancha
Olancha is a census designated place in Inyo County of the U.S. Before you visit Olancha, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Olancha. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Olancha, with highs around 44°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Olancha

Shopping Historic Sites

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Olancha to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Traveling from Olancha in July, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fremont Street Experience, A Storybook Wedding Chapel, High Roller, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): have fun at A Storybook Wedding Chapel and then don't miss a visit to Fremont Street Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Stratosphere Tower, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, try your luck at Caesars Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then try your luck at New York New York Casino, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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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.
To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for slightly colder days in Zion National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Plan trip to Bryce Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lake Powell online route maker .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: highs in Lake Powell hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Landscape Arch.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park holiday planner .

You can drive from Lake Powell to Arches National Park in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arches National Park, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Arches National Park in July, with highs in Mesa Verde National Park at 38°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, get great views at Mather Point, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Sedona at 39°C and lows at 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Spas Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Johnny Lang Grave.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in July; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 46°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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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.
On the 29th (Mon), shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, then shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Spanish Village Art Center ©
Spanish Village Art Center

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, browse the different shops at The Grove, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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