8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Yermo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Primm
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Boulder City
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Cortez
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon travel site.

San Francisco to San Simeon is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in San Simeon are much hotter (93°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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Three Rivers

Three Rivers ©
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at A1 Totem Market and Gifts, make a trip to The Senate, contemplate the long history of The Presidente tree, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tokopah Falls, and finally stroll around Slick Rock Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Three Rivers trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Three Rivers takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Three Rivers when traveling from San Simeon in June, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yermo.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tokopah Falls ©
Tokopah Falls
A1 Totem Market and Gifts ©
A1 Totem Market and Gifts
Slick Rock Recreation Area ©
Slick Rock Recreation Area

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Yermo

Yermo ©
Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. On the 8th (Mon), stop by Eddie World, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of Calico Early Man Site.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Yermo trip planner.

Drive from Three Rivers to Yermo in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Three Rivers in June: high temperatures in Yermo hover around 103°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Primm.

Things to do in Yermo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town
Eddie World ©
Eddie World
Calico Early Man Site ©
Calico Early Man Site

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Primm

Primm ©
Primm is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Nevada, United States, primarily notable for its position straddling Interstate 15 where it crosses the state border between California and Nevada. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the different shops at Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, tee off at Primm Valley Golf Club, and then ride a horse along Sandy Valley Ranch.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Primm online trip builder.

You can drive from Yermo to Primm in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Primm are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Primm

Outdoors Tours Golf
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Sandy Valley Ranch ©
Sandy Valley Ranch
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas ©
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas
Primm Valley Golf Club ©
Primm Valley Golf Club

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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 10th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Primm to Las Vegas takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 103°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, then appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, then admire the masterpieces at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, and finally examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Boulder City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Boulder City can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Tours Museums
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Helicopter Tours
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): cruise along East Rim Drive, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Boulder City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hovenweep National Monument, then learn about winemaking at Guy Drew Winery, and then explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cortez online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Cortez takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Cortez, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum ©
Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum

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