14 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Kings Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Monica
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Long Beach
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 2 nights
Las Vegas
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary builder website.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kings Beach.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kings Beach — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the waterfront activity at North Tahoe Marina, and then stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kings Beach day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Kings Beach takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kings Beach, with highs around 31°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trips

Santa Monica — 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, examine the collection at Paley Center for Media, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, then walk around Beverly Gardens Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Historic Lily pond.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica route maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kings Beach to Santa Monica. Expect much hotter evenings in Santa Monica when traveling from Kings Beach in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

On the 12th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip builder.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Long Beach.
Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Long Beach — 2 nights

Aquatic Capital of America

On the 13th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Long Beach itinerary planner.

Long Beach is very close to Los Angeles. In August in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks
Side Trip

San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Long Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Las Vegas — 4 nights

Sin City

Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and make a trip to The Strip.

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Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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

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.