16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas and then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder tool.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Las Vegas. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Tourmaline Surfing Park, engage your brain at California Science Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
On the 13th (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

Discover how to plan a Santa Barbara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Pismo Beach

— 2 nights
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Point Buchon Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Morro Bay National Estuary. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Avila Main Beach, then look for gifts at Alapay Cellars, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Eldwaylen Ocean Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pismo Beach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria

— 2 nights
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and finally stop by Amphora Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Cambria in an hour. Traveling from Pismo Beach in August, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): walk around Palo Corona Regional Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. On the next day, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, hike along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally stroll through Ewoldsen Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planning website.

Drive from Cambria to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Cambria, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monterey sightseeing site.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Lands End, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.