13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Joshua Kleppinger

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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
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Jenner
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Fort Bragg
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Willits
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
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Minden
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo day trip planner.

Vista to San Luis Obispo is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in San Luis Obispo when traveling from Vista in July, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Monterey

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Rosa

— 2 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Patrick Amiot.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Rosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Rosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jenner.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Jenner

Jenner is a small coastal town and census-designated place (CDP) with a population of about 136 in Sonoma County, California, U.S. To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jenner road trip planning app.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Jenner in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will leave for Fort Bragg on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Jenner

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jenner to Fort Bragg takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Jenner in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Willits.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Willits

— 2 nights
Willits is a city in Mendocino County, California, United States. For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Willits day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Willits takes an hour. In July in Willits, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Lake Tahoe.
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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 17th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf and then experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Willits to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. Traveling from Willits in July, things will get little chillier in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 82°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Minden.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Fun & Games

Minden

— 1 night
Minden is an unincorporated town in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minden trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Minden in an hour. July in Minden sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Minden

Parks · Outdoors · Casinos · Fun & Games

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome and then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Lake Trail, then explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mono Lake Vista Point.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route tool.

You can drive from Minden to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaQuest, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally engage your brain at REAL BODIES at Bally's.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, Las Vegas is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 21st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Lake Havasu Museum of History, then look for gifts at Lake Havasu Sunday Swap Meet & Vehicle Mart, and then stroll around London Bridge Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lake Havasu City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Lake Havasu City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Lake Havasu City to be a bit warmer, temps between 110°F and 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Palm Springs

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at The Mountain Station, then contemplate the long history of Tennis Club District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Palmas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to Palm Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Lake Havasu City in July, Palm Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.