8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Murrieta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Oxnard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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day
Murrieta

Murrieta is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Murrieta Veterans Memorial and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Murrieta itinerary maker app .

Los Angeles to Murrieta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier nights in Murrieta, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Murrieta

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Murrieta Veterans Memorial ©
Murrieta Veterans Memorial

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then hike along Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park journey planner.

Getting from Murrieta to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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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 8th (Tue), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey route planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect Monterey to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route tool .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Monterey in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): trek along Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Oxnard.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Oxnard

Oxnard ©
Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get lost in a book at Camarillo Public Library, then trek along Big Sycamore Canyon Hike, and then kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oxnard vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Oxnard. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Oxnard, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oxnard

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Camarillo Public Library, Big Sycamore Canyon Hike
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach ©
Silver Strand Beach
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library

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