29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
2
San Diego
— 9 nights
3
Salt Lake City
— 6 nights
4
Phoenix
— 5 nights

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Monica State Beach and Crystal Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Beach (Main Beach & Heisler Park), Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Newport Beach, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, stop by Downtown Huntington Beach, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Edinburgh, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Simi Valley
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

9
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and South Carlsbad State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Wavelength Brewing Company (in Vista), Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, and play a few rounds at Torrey Pines Golf Course.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Coronado, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

6
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Take a break from the city and head to Antelope Island State Park and Bridal Veil Falls. Natural History Museum of Utah and Thanksgiving Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Park City (Park City Alpine Slide, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, get to know the resident critters at Tracy Aviary, and ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City road trip planning tool.

Getting from San Diego to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park City, Thanksgiving Point, Antelope Island State Park, Bridal Veil Falls, Hill Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Island State Park ©
Antelope Island State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

5
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heard Museum and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Camp Verde (Fort Verde State Historic Park & Montezuma Castle National Monument), Pillsbury Wine Company North (in Cottonwood) and Prescott (Yavapai County Courthouse Square & Whiskey Row). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, admire the masterpieces at Mesa Arts Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phoenix journey planning site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 48°C and 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Prescott, Scottsdale, Camp Verde, Mesa Arts Center, Pillsbury Wine Company North
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Fort Verde State Historic Park ©
Fort Verde State Historic Park
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain

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