10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
Drive
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Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site.

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then take an in-depth tour of Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): do a tasting at Dawn's Dream Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Carmel driving holiday website.

Carmel is very close to Monterey. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Wineries
Highlights from your trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
Plan a Santa Barbara trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 2nd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Laguna Beach

— 3 nights
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Laguna Beach is known for beaches, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Heisler Park, enjoy the sand and surf at 1,000 Steps Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Cove, and examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Laguna Beach to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Laguna Beach in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 101°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.