13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 6 nights
Fly
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Fisherman's Wharf, California Academy of Sciences, Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and finally admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then get interesting insight from Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, and then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

San Jose

— 6 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Mission San Juan Bautista. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Carmel Mission. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Filoli (in Woodside), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Santa Cruz) and Capitola Beach (in Capitola). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, shop like a local with Santana Row, don't miss a visit to Kaleid Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at San Jose Museum of Art.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary app.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll explore and learn at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and The Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Head to Third Street Promenade and Two Rodeo Drivefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Zuma Beach & El Matador State Beach), Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach) and Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, and steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Jose to Santa Monica in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Jose, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.