28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
12
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
car:  3​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  5​h
14
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
16
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

6
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Hollyhock House, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation maker site .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Disneyland Park, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
On the 7th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Sedona

Sedona
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from San Diego to Sedona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 10th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
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 10th (Sat), hike along South Kaibab Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough 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
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Page online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll set off for Monument Valley on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley road trip site .

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Page

Page
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. In August, Page is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Paria View, then admire all the interesting features of Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in August, expect nights in Bryce Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in August, with lows around 24°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and then hike along Moro Rock.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 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 August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks 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.
You've now added Bodie to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), see a world frozen in time at Bodie. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip tool .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
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.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. August in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker site .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey online vacation planner .

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 August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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