16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are much warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Santa Barbara

— 1 day

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 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thousand Steps Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in September since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park for their historical value. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.