35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Brussels

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch a movie at California Science Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Beaches
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

Plan trip to Santa Barbara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hike along Scenic Road Walkway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, and then trek along Point Lobos.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel road trip planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Carmel by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, Carmel is slightly colder than Santa Barbara - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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 (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are much warmer, around 45°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, catch some excitement at Pirates of the Caribbean, and find something for the whole family at Adventure City.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Anaheim by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In July, Anaheim is little chillier than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Fiery Furnace, then hike along Landscape Arch, and then make a trip to Partition Arch.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arches National Park online day trip planner .

Fly from Anaheim to Arches National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim to Arches National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Anaheim in August since evenings lows in Arches National Park dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Arches National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then gear up at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Phoenix Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with highs in Phoenix at 47°C and lows at 33°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
Balloon Rides
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain

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