16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Ventura
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Williams
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Page
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Apple Park Visitor Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Apple Park Visitor Center.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Jose.
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San Jose — 1 night

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ventura.
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Ventura — 1 night

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ventura road trip app.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Ventura takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect nights in Ventura to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 1st (Mon).
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

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 Cabazon Outlets, Hollywood Sign and Universal Studios Hollywood. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Canals Walkway. Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Newport Beach (Newport Beach Pier & Newport Beach). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, take a leisurely stroll along Venice Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Ventura to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ventura in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 1 night

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs route planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Palm Springs are warmer (49°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Williams.
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Williams — 1 night

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Williams trip simple and quick.

Fly from Palm Springs to Williams in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Williams. Traveling from Palm Springs in August, things will get cooler in Williams: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Helicopter Tours. On the 5th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route maker app.

You can drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Page.
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Page — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Page at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Page to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Page to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zabriskie Point. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip maker tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Mary.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
Cloud's Rest has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the next day, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and finally get great views at Valley View.

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Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.
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Napa — 1 night

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Napa travel app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Napa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 11th (Thu).
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San Francisco — 2 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Muir Woods National Monument, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then make a trip to Painted Ladies, then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and finally get great views at Twin Peaks.

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You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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