26 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

26 days in California, Arizona & Nevada Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

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 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Krakow to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

3
nights
San Diego

America's Finest City

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 1st (Sat): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Marston House Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
La Jolla Cove ©
Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock and then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park journey site.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Barker Dam Trail
Wildlife Area
Barker Dam Trail
4.4
Keys View ©
Geologic Formation
Keys View
4.7

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 7th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Rim Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

3
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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Strip ©
Must see
The Strip
4.1
The Mob Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then cruise along Artists Dr.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 43°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Zabriskie Point ©
Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Badwater Basin ©
Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
Artists Dr
Scenic Drive
Artists Dr
4.6

4
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mariposa Grove and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Mariposa Grove ©
Must see
Mariposa Grove
4.7
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Vernal Fall ©
Waterfall
Vernal Fall
4.8

2
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, admire the striking features of War Memorial Opera House, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4
Marin Headlands ©
State Park
Marin Headlands
4.9

1
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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. On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carmel, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
Cannery Row ©
Historic Walking Area
Cannery Row
3.1

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, steep yourself in history at Hollyhock House, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angelus Temple. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2

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