23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
car:  6​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h
End: Hamburg

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and de Young Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

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

Hamburg, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Morro Bay tour app .

Getting from San Francisco to Morro Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Morro Bay are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from Morro Bay to Los Angeles by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 45°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tucson Arizona Temple, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park and then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Joshua Tree National Park to Tucson in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

You can drive from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. When traveling from Tucson in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Get outdoors at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Fairyland Loop Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, explore and take pictures at Sunset Point, explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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 16th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On your second day here, hike along Panorama Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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hours
San Francisco

San Francisco
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). On the 18th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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