17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Bend
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Las Vegas. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planning tool .

Drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Step out of Anaheim with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point--about 40 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Tue) at Disneyland Park. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Anaheim in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 35°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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 5th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect Santa Barbara to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garland Ranch Regional Park, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Big Sur journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Big Sur reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

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You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along California Coastal Trail and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll through Drake Park.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Bend travel route builder app .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Bend in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, you will find days in Bend are warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Drake Park ©
Drake Park

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