15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Burney
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
8
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
End: San Diego

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): walk around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Burney.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
night
Burney

Burney
Burney is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Large Junk Art Sculptures and then admire the majestic nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

Make your Burney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Burney in 5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in Burney hover around 101°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Burney

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Large Junk Art Sculptures

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Burney to South Lake Tahoe in 4 hours. While traveling from Burney, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toSanta Monica.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Big Sur to Santa Monica in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Malibu is known for beaches, museums, nature, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, and admire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip itinerary planner.

Malibu is very close to Santa Monica. In July in Malibu, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Paradise Cove ©
Paradise Cove

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip app .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Belching Beaver North Park. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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