18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Casper
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Madrid

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route website .

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Monterey vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

2
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Morro Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Morro Bay, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon, Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): walk around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and then appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Barbara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore and take pictures at Temple Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Casper.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Garden Creek Falls, examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Platte River Trails.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Casper trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Casper. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Casper hover around 35°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Casper

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails
Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site ©
Tate Geological Museum ©
Tate Geological Museum

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