43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Solvang
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Cambria
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Jose
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
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Springdale
— 2 nights
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Bryce
— 1 night
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Escalante
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Torrey
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, The Rooftop at The Standard Downtown LA, OUE Skyspace LA, and other attractions. Head to LA Farmers' Market and Rodeo Drivefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach and then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker website.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, stroll through Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then make a trip to State Street Underpass, and finally trek along Cabrillo Bike Path.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santa Monica in August since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Solvang online vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Solvang hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You will leave for Cambria on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Cambria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Solvang in August: highs in Cambria hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas and then get great views at Ragged Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon online trip maker.

San Simeon is just a stone's throw from Cambria. August in San Simeon sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monterey holiday builder app.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in August, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pick up some local products at Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Jose trip maker app.

You can drive from Monterey to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Oakland California Temple. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along McLeod Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Lake. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then hike along Twin Lakes Trails, then hike along Earthquake Fault, and finally hike along Mammoth Crest Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Death Valley Junction

— 1 night
Death Valley Junction is a tiny Mojave Desert community in unincorporated community Inyo County, California, at the intersection of SR 190 and SR 127, just east of Death Valley National Park. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Dublin Gulch.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Death Valley Junction day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Death Valley Junction takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Springdale.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Springdale

— 2 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, then trek along Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, hike along Watchman Trail, then look for gifts at Zion Outfitter, then view the masterpieces at Worthington Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with David J West Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Springdale trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley Junction to Springdale in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Death Valley Junction in August, with highs in Springdale at 38°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Bryce

— 1 night
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Widtsoe Ghost Town, stop by Ruby's Inn, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. Traveling from Springdale in August, expect Bryce to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Escalante.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Escalante

Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Escalante online attractions planner.

You can drive from Bryce to Escalante in an hour. August in Escalante sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Torrey

— 2 nights
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse and then stroll through Sunset Point Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Water Pocket Fold, make a trip to Fremont Petroglyphs, then hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torrey trip itinerary site.

Drive from Escalante to Torrey in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Delicate Arch and Double Arch. Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Tom Till Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Tunnel Arch, Fiery Furnace, &more). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with Canyonlands Ballooning, admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, stop by The T Shirt Shop, and get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moab trip planner.

Drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. Traveling from Torrey in August, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 39°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Park Point, delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, and finally stroll through Spruce Canyon Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, Mesa Verde National Park is a bit cooler than Moab - with highs of 35°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll around Sandstone Tours and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley travel route builder website.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. August in Monument Valley sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, explore the activities along Lake Powell, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Page online holiday builder.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, stop by Lookout Studio, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in August, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and The National Atomic Testing Museum. Do your shopping at The Strip and M&M'S World Las Vegas. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). And it doesn't end there: visit The LINQ Promenade, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Coronado Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Windansea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, stroll through Mission Bay Park, and take a stroll through Little Italy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Christ Cathedral and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. Visit Aliso Beach Park and Table Rock Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park (in Laguna Niguel) and Corona del Mar (Sherman Library & Gardens, Roger's Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lyon Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Bowers Museum, catch some excitement at Grizzly River Run, and view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

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You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

City of Angels

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.