19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Phoenix
— 1 night
13
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
El Portal
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Park, Victorian Home Walk, Free Tours by Foot, and other attractions. On the 4th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Free Tours by Foot, take in the local highlights with Victorian Home Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, then get a taste of the local shopping with Haight-Ashbury, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Haight-Ashbury ©
Haight-Ashbury
Free Tours by Foot ©
Free Tours by Foot

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Point as well as El Capitan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start your trip to Monterey by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Monterey to be somewhat warmer, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, learn about winemaking at Santa Barbara Winery, then learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara route site .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
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Santa Barbara Winery ©
Santa Barbara Winery
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard ©
The Historic La Arcada Courtyard

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library, then see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©
Japanese American National Museum ©

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): experience the excitement of Splash Mountain, get your game on at The VOID, then experience the excitement of Grizzly River Run, and finally experience the excitement of The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim route website .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games
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Splash Mountain ©
Splash Mountain
Grizzly River Run ©
Grizzly River Run

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park attractions planning site .

You can drive from Anaheim to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Anaheim, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 101°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guardian Angel Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at A Elvis Chapel, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Alibi Las Vegas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
Alibi Las Vegas ©
Alibi Las Vegas
A Elvis Chapel ©
A Elvis Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Kayenta Trail, trek along Riverside Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Zion National Park hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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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 14th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Muley Point Overlook, take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, then make a trip to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and finally stroll around Sandstone Tours. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Grand Gulch Primitive Area, then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley attractions planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Utah
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Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Honanki Heritage Site, get engrossed in the history at Sedona Heritage Museum, hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Sedona in 5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Sedona Heritage Museum ©
Sedona Heritage Museum
Honanki Heritage Site ©
Honanki Heritage Site

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phoenix day trip app .

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franciscan Renewal Center
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Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center

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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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip site .

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. You'll set off for El Portal on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Tours Parks
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El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Northern Mariposa County History Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow Pool, and then explore the striking landscape of Stanislaus National Forest.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Portal route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to El Portal. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in El Portal are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are slightly colder (60°F). On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Portal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainbow Pool, Stanislaus National Forest, Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards, Northern Mariposa County History Center
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Rainbow Pool ©
Rainbow Pool
Northern Mariposa County History Center ©

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