10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Big Sur
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip planner .

Dallas to Big Sur is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Big Sur is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Big Sur hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Big Sur ©
Big Sur

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nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Bring the kids along to Disney California Adventure Park and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online route maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much hotter evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach 101°F and lows reach 76°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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