13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  8​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
car:  8​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  8​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ghirardelli Square, North Beach, Twin Peaks, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Mission District, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner .

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

few
hours
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 8th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Harbor, SB Buggie, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with SB Buggie, then learn more about the world around you at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Barbara Harbor.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara visit planning website .

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SB Buggie ©
SB Buggie
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

2
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.
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 6.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. You'll set off for Death Valley National Park on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 101°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Father Crowley Vista Point ©
Father Crowley Vista Point

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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