17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mojave
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Lone Pine. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Lone Pine at 42°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to San Luis Obispo takes 5 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in August, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from San Luis Obispo in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mojave

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sat), hike along Mojave Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mojave trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Mojave takes 3 hours. In August, Mojave is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, trek along Rim Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mojave to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Mojave, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 3 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 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and then have some family-friendly fun at Axehole Vegas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Wildlife Areas
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.