16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Eureka
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Carmel (Gallery by the Sea Carmel, Carmel River State Beach, &more), Pacific Grove (John Denver Memorial, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, &more) and 17-Mile Drive (in Monterey). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, and take in the waterfront at Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

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Charlotte to Santa Cruz is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Santa Cruz. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: high temperatures in Santa Cruz hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park attractions planning website.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

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You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Eureka County, Nevada, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eureka Sentinel Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Eureka. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Eureka reach 88°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eureka Sentinel Museum ©
Eureka Sentinel Museum

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park online itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eureka to Zion National Park. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You will leave for Page on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Page

Page
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Page online trip maker.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Zion National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Zion National Park in August, with lows around 69°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Page to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Page - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Boulder City (Helicopter Tours & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's much more to do: get your game on at Axehole Vegas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

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 when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 101°F and lows reach 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Boulder City, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas Shooting Center ©
Las Vegas Shooting Center
Axehole Vegas ©
Axehole Vegas
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702

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