17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Oatman
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Flagstaff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
12
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
14
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
16
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk, The Grove, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Grove ©
The Grove
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cabrillo National Monument, Mission Beach Park, Old Town San Diego, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and then appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then make a trip to Old Town San Diego, and finally stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): cruise along Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salvation Mountain.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palm Springs online tour planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are much warmer, around 49°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Oatman.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salvation Mountain, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain

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Oatman

Oatman ©
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. You've now added Kingman Visitor Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): go for a walk through Oatman Gift Shack, see a world frozen in time at Oatman Ghost Town, and then get answers to all your questions at Kingman Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oatman journey planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Oatman takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Oatman. In July, daily temperatures in Oatman can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Oatman

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kingman Visitor Center
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Oatman Gift Shack ©
Oatman Gift Shack
Kingman Visitor Center ©
Kingman Visitor Center

1
night
Kingman

Kingman
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kingman online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Oatman to Kingman in an hour. In July, Kingman is a bit cooler than Oatman - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kingman to Flagstaff by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, Flagstaff is a bit cooler than Kingman - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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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.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner .

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Wildcat Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online attractions planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Page travel route planner .

Getting from Monument Valley to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, New York New York Casino, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): try to win big at New York New York Casino, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

You can drive from Page to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Page in July, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badwater Basin, Dante's View and Furnace Creek Visitor Center. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Furnace Creek Visitor Center ©
Furnace Creek Visitor Center

1
night
Barstow

Barstow
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barstow travel planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Barstow by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Santa Barbara takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Barstow, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Solvang

Solvang
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Solvang attractions planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, you will find days in Solvang are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Solvang

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ostrich Land
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

1
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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach travel route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Pismo Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors Wineries Parks
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39 as well as Fisherman's Wharf. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning website .

Getting from Solvang to San Francisco by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Solvang, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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