35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route website.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Carmel

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 18th (Sat), hike along Scenic Road Walkway, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel planning site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Carmel at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, get great views at Dante's View, and then cruise along Artists Dr.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Kids will enjoy Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Strip, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and get curious at DISCOVERY Children's Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Joshua Tree National Park

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 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Flightdeck Simulation Center. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and catch some excitement at World of Color - Celebrate.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip app.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Anaheim takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 35°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and then make a trip to Partition Arch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Arches National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Anaheim to Arches National Park is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Anaheim in August since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, hike along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 47°C and lows about 33°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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