21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+3
Fly + foot + bus + Drive:  13​h
1
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Beverly Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then explore and take pictures at Sunset Point, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Montreal, Canada to Bryce Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montreal in June since evenings lows in Bryce Canyon National Park dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

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nights
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 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Washburn Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona holiday planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Wawona in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Wawona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Flax. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Lands End, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be slightly colder, around 16°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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 9th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, take a stroll around Visitor Center, and then stop by Ostrich Land. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Visitor Center, Ostrich Land
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Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and finally stop by Tiffany & Co..

Plan my day in Beverly Hills using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Beverly Hills in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Beverly Hills can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and finally kick back and relax at Newport Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles is very close to Beverly Hills. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beverly Hills in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 17th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, then get a taste of the local shopping with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally appreciate the history behind Fountain of Life. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palm Springs Air Museum, take a stroll through El Paseo Shopping District, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally stop by Brandini Toffee.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fountain of Life, El Paseo Shopping District
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Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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