18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights

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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 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): Head underground at Bronson Caves, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Indianapolis to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Moran Point. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take in a show at Hopi House.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit SoMa, visit Chinatown, and then shop like a local with Union Square.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Visiting Kiva Beach and Pope Beach will get you outdoors. Tallac Historic Site and Genoa Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from South Lake Tahoe to Incline Village to see Sand Harbor about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip website.

Getting from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Genoa Cemetery, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 12th (Wed), trek along Sol Duc Falls and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Quinault Big Spruce Tree, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Olympic National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Olympic National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Quinault Big Spruce Tree
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Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get some historical perspective at Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area. Take a break from the city and head to Trail Ridge Road and Emerald Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road, identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Olympic National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Olympic National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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