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:  5​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Homewood
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Disney California Adventure Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday website .

Dallas to Los Angeles is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Big Sur.

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

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Big Sur trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Big Sur at 70°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

3
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 Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Homewood

Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Homewood with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Homewood. Expect little chillier evenings in Homewood when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Homewood

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

1
day
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 in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Homewood to Joshua Tree National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Homewood in August, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 101°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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