5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Boulder City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Santa Monica hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Los Angeles
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Santa Monica to Zion National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Monica to Zion National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Boulder City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Boulder City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Boulder City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Boulder City: highs are around 103°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert and then identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Williams vacation builder site .

Getting from Boulder City to Williams by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Boulder City to Williams, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Boulder City in July, with highs in Williams at 81°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sedona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, Sedona is a bit warmer than Williams - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Sedona Airport Overlook ©
Sedona Airport Overlook

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