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
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Bridgeport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), Fillmore Fish Hatchery (in Fillmore) and Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & Crystal Cove). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and look for all kinds of wild species at Running Horse Ranch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Fillmore Fish Hatchery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
You've now added Havasu Falls to your itinerary. On the 9th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, admire the sheer force of Mooney Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Havasu Falls. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and finally stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Supai
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

1
night
Page

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, then trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Coyote Buttes.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Coyote Buttes, Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Park Avenue Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Double Arch and RedRock Astronomy. Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and trek along Turret Arch.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 22°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

4
nights
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.
Visiting Navajo Loop Trail and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Bryce Amphitheatre and Rim Trail. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen's Garden Trail, admire all the interesting features of Sunset Point, and get great views at Sunrise Point.

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Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trek along Riverside Walk, explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, and then trek along Angel's Landing. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

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Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 40°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

3
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.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, make a trip to The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally stroll through Spring Mountains Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online route planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (47°C), and nights are much hotter (32°C). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then stroll through Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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nights
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. You've now added Bodie State Historic Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Travertine Hot Spring, see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bridgeport road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport. July in Bridgeport sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie
Highlights from your plan
Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd

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nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for South Lake Tahoe using our trip planner.

Drive from Bridgeport to South Lake Tahoe in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sugar Pine State Park, Nevada Beach Campground, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

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