18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
6
Monument Valley
— 1 night
7
Phoenix
— 2 nights
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
9
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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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 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thenget great views at Dante's View, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Beatty Museum & Historical Society and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park route planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Beatty Museum & Historical Society
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, have fun at Gun Garage, thenhave fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Apocalypse Vegas.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Adventure Tours
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Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Apocalypse Vegas ©
Apocalypse Vegas

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, thenhike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally cruise along East Rim Drive. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive

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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. To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to °C. You will leave for Phoenix on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Cholla Trail, thenget your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Phoenix, and then get your game on at Escape the Room AZ. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Phoenix Police Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, thenbrowse the collection at Burton Barr Central Library, and finally explore the galleries of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Phoenix in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Monument Valley in June, expect nights in Phoenix to be warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Fun & Games Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Escape the Room AZ ©
Escape the Room AZ
Phoenix Police Museum ©
Phoenix Police Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Carlsbad State Beach and Coronado Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Encinitas (Moonlight State Beach & Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens). There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Encinitas, Coronado Island, Oceanside Pier, South Carlsbad State Beach
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are much hotter, around °C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning tool.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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