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
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

16
nights
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.
Abbot Kinney Boulevard has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Santa Monica (Magicopolis, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get curious at California Science Center, take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Manhattan Beach, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then explore and take pictures at Point Loma. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 12th (Wed), look for gifts at Gus's Fresh Jerky, see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, and then contemplate the long history of Cerro Gordo Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum of Western Film History, Cerro Gordo Mines, Gus's Fresh Jerky, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Cerro Gordo Mines ©
Cerro Gordo Mines
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

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