14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
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Sonora
— 1 night
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Sonora.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sonora

— 1 night
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Columbia Candy Kitchen and then brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sonora day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sonora in 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sonora, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Sonora

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then look for gifts at Gus's Fresh Jerky, then contemplate the waterfront views at Owens River, and finally examine the collection at Eastern California Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine trip builder tool.

You can drive from Sonora to Lone Pine in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lone Pine are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lone Pine in August, plan for warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You can plan Grand Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Joshua Tree

— 1 night
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Joshua Tree is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, stroll through Pacific Marine Mammal Center, examine the collection at Lyon Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bowers Museum, and finally get your game on at Flightdeck Simulation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John Vianney Chapel, then catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, then catch some excitement at Incredicoaster, and finally catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree in August, things will get a bit cooler in Anaheim: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Wed), look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Your list of things to see and do now includes Morro Bay Golf Course, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pismo State Beach, and other attractions. On the 29th (Thu), see a show at Sunset Drive-In Theatre, stroll through Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, then kick back and relax at Pismo State Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Luis Obispo to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Golf

Side Trips

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Point and The Marine Mammal Center. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Grace Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Frog's Leap Winery (in Rutherford), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). See some other sides of San Francisco: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, contemplate the long history of Sutro Baths, and appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip site.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.