11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oakland
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Antonio. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 8th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Diego. While traveling from San Antonio, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Palm Springs

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, then stroll around Palm Springs Dog Park, then walk around Michael S Wolfson Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Palm Springs hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in July, plan for much colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Oakland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Oakland

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oakland journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Oakland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Oakland to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.