25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

San Francisco
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco

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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 21st (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Twin Peaks, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

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If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Carmel.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, 17-Mile Drive
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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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.
To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

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3
days
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.
Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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Anaheim
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Alpacas of the Southwest, get engrossed in the history at Historic Route 66 Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cool Springs Station.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kingman trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Kingman by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Kingman. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Kingman to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

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Cool Springs Station
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Alpacas of the Southwest ©
Alpacas of the Southwest
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Cool Springs Station ©
Cool Springs Station

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Hopi Point. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

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Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kingman in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to The Strip.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Mary and then explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park, take a memorable drive along Tioga Rd, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Mammoth Lakes is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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Lee Vining
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Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake

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days
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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, cruise along Tioga Pass, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

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You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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