23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Mojave
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Wofford Heights
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Bus:  6 h 45 min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Homewood
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Salinas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
13
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Edinburgh, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
Mojave

Mojave
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hike along Mojave Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mojave day trip app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Mojave takes 3 hours. In July, Mojave is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Needles.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Trails Outdoors
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1
night
Needles

Needles
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. You can plan Needles trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Mojave to Needles in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mojave in July, with highs in Needles at 51°C and lows at 36°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Needles

Parks Golf Outdoors
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Needles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Needles to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Needles in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
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 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Mon), cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Wofford Heights.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

1
night
Wofford Heights

Wofford Heights
Wofford Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevadas, in Kern County, California, United States. To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wofford Heights online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Wofford Heights by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Wofford Heights. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Wofford Heights

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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few
hours
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park and then stroll through Moro Rock.

Plan trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Wofford Heights to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Wofford Heights in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

1
night
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 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Homewood

Homewood ©
Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, then admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Homewood holiday builder.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Homewood with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Homewood when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Homewood

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), River Rafting & Tubing
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
D.L. Bliss State Park ©
D.L. Bliss State Park

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Homewood to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Homewood in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salinas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Salinas

Salinas ©
Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, and then take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then stroll around Toro County Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salinas visit planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Salinas in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Salinas are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Salinas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Monterey, Carmel
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Amoeba Music, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

Plan a trip to Los Angeles easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Salinas to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salinas in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music

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