8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Prescott
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Newark

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego online day trip planner .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
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 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning website .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 80°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, then appreciate the history behind GMIHC Learning and Tribute Center, and finally explore the activities along Watson Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Lynx Lake Recreation Area, then get to know the fascinating history of Whiskey Row, and then hike along Thumb Butte Trail 33.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prescott online tour planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Prescott to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks Nature Trails
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Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area

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