15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus:  5​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

1
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 13th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
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The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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 15th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get great views at Trailview Overlook and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
day
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (83°F), and nights are cooler (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): have fun and explore at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at China Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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