12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Orlando
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 1 night
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New York City
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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder site.

Miami to Orlando is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then hike along Partington Cove, and finally browse the exhibits of Hawthorne Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip builder site.

You can fly from Orlando to Big Sur in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Big Sur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, things will get colder in Big Sur: highs are around 69°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 8th (Wed), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 10th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sedona day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Sedona is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Sedona, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to New York City by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to New York City. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.