17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
car:  2​h
3
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Trona
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
10
San Francisco
— Few hours
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning site .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
China Beach ©
China Beach

1
day
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bishop.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

1
night
Bishop

Bishop
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bishop trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Bishop takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Bishop: highs are around 42°C and lows about 15°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Trona.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Outdoors Trails

few
hours
Trona

Trona ©
Trona Pinnacles has been added to your itinerary.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trona road trip planner .

Getting from Bishop to Trona by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bishop in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Trona: highs are around 46°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Trona

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Trona Pinnacles ©
Trona Pinnacles

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've now added Zabriskie Point to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park planning tool .

Getting from Trona to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Trona in August, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've now added Grand Canyon Skywalk to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Grand Canyon Skywalk, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 29°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Grand Canyon Skywalk
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Market. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Aguanga to see Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Malahat Spirits.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

few
hours
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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 18°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco
For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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