16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Grants Pass
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Crescent City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Moss Landing
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe road trip planning website .

Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, South Lake Tahoe is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 77°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grants Pass.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Grants Pass

Grants Pass ©
Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. On the 28th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Grants Pass Museum of Art, view the masterpieces at The Glass Forge, see the interesting displays at Bear Hotel Artworks Museum, then do a tasting at Schmidt Family Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Wooldridge Creek Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Butte Creek Mill, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center, and then head outdoors with Reinhart Volunteer Park.

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

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Grants Pass in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, expect nights in Grants Pass to be a bit warmer, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Grants Pass

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Butte Creek Mill
Highlights from your plan
Wooldridge Creek Winery ©
Wooldridge Creek Winery
Butte Creek Mill ©
Butte Creek Mill

1
night
Crescent City

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

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Crescent City trip builder website .

Drive from Grants Pass to Crescent City in 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grants Pass in June: highs in Crescent City hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Moss Landing.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner .

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Crescent City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moss Landing.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
Moss Landing

Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. On the 4th (Thu), look for gifts at Pezzini Farms, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Moss Landing State Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moss Landing trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Moss Landing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. July in Moss Landing sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Moss Landing

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Pezzini Farms
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moss Landing State Beach ©
Moss Landing State Beach
Pezzini Farms ©
Pezzini Farms

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planner .

Drive from Moss Landing to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Moss Landing, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Amphora Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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 6th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Embarcadero and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. 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
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Spanish Village Art Center ©
Spanish Village Art Center

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