10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
4
Santa Maria
— 1 night
5
Avila Beach
— 1 night
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
8
San Francisco
— 1 night

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood as well as Santa Monica Pier. On the 9th (Tue), see some familiar sights at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood ©
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hidden Valley Nature Trail, Barker Dam Trail, Oasis Visitor Center, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

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 fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Joshua Tree National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oasis Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Wineries

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Maria online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Avila Beach.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Outdoors Parks

1
night
Avila Beach

Avila Beach ©
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Montana de Oro State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

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Avila Beach is just a stone's throw from Santa Maria. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Montana de Oro State Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State 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.
You've added Point Lobos, Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, thentake in the views from Bixby Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Avila Beach to Big Sur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Avila Beach in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mystery Spot, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mariposa Grove as well as Yosemite Falls. On the 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

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

Traveling by bus from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 17 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Chinatown, stop by Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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