13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Long Beach
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Ferry to Long Beach, Tram to 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Red & Purple Lines, Bus to Palm Springs
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights


Los Angeles — 1 day

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planning app.

In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Long Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Long Beach — 1 night

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Long Beach trip planning website.

Long Beach is very close to Los Angeles. July in Long Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for Avalon on the 10th (Sun).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Avalon — 2 nights

Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): head off the coast to Catalina Island Conservancy, then try your luck at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Avalon travel planner.

Traveling by ferry from Long Beach to Avalon takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Long Beach in July; daily highs in Avalon reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Palm Springs.
Parks · Spas · Casinos · Nature

Palm Springs — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then walk around Michael S Wolfson Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palm Springs online route planner.

Getting from Avalon to Palm Springs by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, tram, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Avalon in July: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Barbara.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Santa Barbara — 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

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

You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. Explore Los Angeles further: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C.
Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Catalina Island travel guide

Nightlife · Casinos · Monuments