16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grants Pass
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crescent City
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moss Landing
— 1 day
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
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 26th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Vikingsholm, and then look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe route builder tool.

Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 77°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Grants Pass.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Grants Pass

— 2 nights
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Grants Pass Museum of Art, shop like a local with The Glass Forge, then examine the collection at Bear Hotel Artworks Museum, then do a tasting at Schmidt Family Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Wooldridge Creek Winery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Butte Creek Mill, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, and then get outside with Reinhart Volunteer Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grants Pass online attractions planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Grants Pass in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June: highs in Grants Pass hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Crescent City.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Outdoors · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Crescent City

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, trek along Stout Grove, and then explore the activities along Point St George Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, and then stop by Rumiano Cheese Company.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grants Pass to Crescent City takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grants Pass in June: highs in Crescent City hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online journey planner.

Fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Crescent City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Moss Landing.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Moss Landing

— 1 day
Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stop by Pezzini Farms, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moss Landing State Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Moss Landing trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Moss Landing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Moss Landing can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Moss Landing

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

San Simeon

— 2 nights
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Amphora Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Simeon day trip planning app.

Drive from Moss Landing to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Moss Landing in July, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are much warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains and then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadero and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.