49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Springdale
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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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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Death Valley Junction
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Jose
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
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Cambria
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Solvang
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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Anaheim
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San Diego
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Springdale

— 3 nights
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Worthington Gallery and David J West Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayenta Trail and Pa'rus Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Riverside Walk, take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Springdale trip maker tool.

Las Vegas to Springdale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or fly. Traveling from Las Vegas to Springdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Springdale, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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 27th (Fri): stop by Ruby's Inn, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Widtsoe Ghost Town, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then stroll through Sunset Point, and finally trek along Queen's Garden Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bryce online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce takes 2 hours. Traveling from Springdale in May, expect Bryce to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive 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 maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Escalante trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bryce to Escalante by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll set off for Torrey on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Fruita Schoolhouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Point Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Water Pocket Fold, then don't miss a visit to Fremont Petroglyphs, then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and finally hike along Chimney Rock Trail.

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You can drive from Escalante to Torrey in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Torrey are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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.
Get outdoors at Canyonlands Ballooning and Windows. For shopping fun, head to Tom Till Gallery or Gallery Moab LCA. There's still lots to do: hike along Park Avenue Trail, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Slickrock Bike Trail, and stroll around Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Torrey in May; daily highs in Moab reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Park Point, make a trip to Far View Sites, then cruise along Ruins Road, and finally trek along Spruce Canyon Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in June: high temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 37°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails
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. On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market and then walk around Sandstone Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, Monument Valley is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Shopping · 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 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Page tour site.

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. In June, Page is somewhat warmer than Monument Valley - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Page

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your 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.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, stroll around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Historic Road - US Route 89A, explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Douglas Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists, then shop like a local with Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Let the collections at Shelby American Inc and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Sedona to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley Junction.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. On the 13th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum, then don't miss a visit to Castle in Clay, and finally see a world frozen in time at Dublin Gulch.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley Junction travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley Junction takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Death Valley Junction reach 43°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley Junction

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Death Valley National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Death Valley Junction to Death Valley National Park in 1.5 hours. June in Death Valley National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Mammoth Crest Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes vacation planning site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are little chillier (30°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Oakland California Temple (in Oakland) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). You'll set off for Monterey on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Take a break from the city and head to Asilomar State Beach and Scenic Road Walkway. Get some cultural insight at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Jose to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Jose in June: highs in Monterey hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, then examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

Make your San Simeon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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). For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cambria trip builder.

Cambria is just a short distance from San Simeon. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Solvang on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Solvang holiday planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Solvang in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cambria in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Solvang: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 11°C at night. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and finally trek along Cabrillo Bike Path.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from Solvang to Santa Barbara in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Solvang in June, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Los Angeles

— 4 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. Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Walk of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Failure and The Last Bookstore. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Shopping

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Treasure Island Beach and Aliso Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Table Rock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & Victoria Beach), Corona del Mar (Sherman Library & Gardens & Corona Del Mar State Beach) and Orange County Coast (in Huntington Beach). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Visit Coronado Beach and Windansea Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Carlsbad State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Italy, don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Bay Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.