13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Monterey
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Reno
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Westerville
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Monterey

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridalveil Fall as well as Tunnel View. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get great views at Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Monterey to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 22nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey online trip builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

3
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.
You've added Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park, Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, Mirage Volcano, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremont Street Experience, and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

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Getting from Monterey to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 77°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
You've now added Circus Circus Casino to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park and then step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Reno takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Reno hover around 92°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Vikingsholm, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Circus Circus Casino ©
Circus Circus Casino

1
night
Westerville

Westerville ©
Westerville is a city in Delaware and Franklin counties in the U.S. You've now added Hoover Dam to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Harding Home Presidential Site, meet the residents at Columbus Zoo, and then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reno to Westerville. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Reno, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Westerville, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 63°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Westerville

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Harding Presidential Sites, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Alum Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Harding Presidential Sites ©
Harding Presidential Sites
Alum Creek State Park ©
Alum Creek State Park

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