18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
3
Visalia
— 1 night
4
Bakersfield
— 1 night
5
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
7
St. George
— 1 night
8
Page
— 1 night
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
10
Kingman
— 1 night
11
Oatman
— Few hours
12
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
13
Palm Springs
— 1 night
14
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
15
Ventura
— Few hours
16
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
17
Santa Maria
— 1 night
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Pebble Beach
— Few hours
19
Monterey
— 1 night
20
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
21
Boulder Creek
— Few hours
22
St. Helena
— 2 nights
23
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Promenade ©
Golden Gate Promenade
Fort Point ©
Fort Point
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes General Sherman Tree, Giant Forest and Moro Rock. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, thenmake a trip to General Sherman Tree, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

Make your Visalia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Visalia. In August, Visalia is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Visalia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield trip planner.

Getting from Visalia to Bakersfield by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bakersfield when traveling from Visalia in August, with lows around °C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nightlife Museums

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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St. George

St. George
St. To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read St. George tour planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to St. George by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in August since evenings lows in St. George dip to °C. You will leave for Page on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, and other attractions you added. On the 28th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, thenexplore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Page route maker site.

Take a shuttle from St. George to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Page, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ©
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 29th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Powell Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, thensee the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Page in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

1
night
Kingman

Kingman
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kingman holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, Kingman is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll set off for Oatman on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Oatman

Oatman
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oatman Ghost Town. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Oatman Ghost Town.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oatman travel route planner.

You can drive from Kingman to Oatman in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kingman in August, with highs in Oatman at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Oatman

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oatman Ghost Town
Oatman Ghost Town

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oatman to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Joshua Tree National Park when traveling from Oatman in August, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs
On the 31st (Sat), trek along Murray Canyon Trail.

Make your Palm Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Canals Walkway as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 31st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Ventura

Ventura
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at San Buenaventura State Beach, stop by VOM FASS Ventura, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ventura route maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Ventura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, Ventura is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Ventura

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Buenaventura State Beach
San Buenaventura State Beach
Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura
VOM FASS Ventura ©
VOM FASS Ventura

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve and then wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara day trip site.

Santa Barbara is just a short distance from Ventura. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Maria trip builder site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for Pebble Beach on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach ©
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, stop by The Cheese Shop, and then take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pebble Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Santa Maria to Pebble Beach in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in September, expect nights in Pebble Beach to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Cultural Center ©
Sunset Cultural Center
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning tool.

Monterey is very close to Pebble Beach. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the architecture and history at Mission State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Lakes State Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz road trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Boulder Creek.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Twin Lakes State Beach ©
Twin Lakes State Beach

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Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek ©
Boulder Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, with a population of 4,923 as of the 2010 census.Boulder Creek served as the upper terminus of the San Lorenzo Valley Logging Flume terminating in Felton, which began construction in 1874 and when formally opened in October 1875 was augmented by a new rail line to transport logs to the wharf in Santa Cruz. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): experience rural life at Swanton Berry Farm.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boulder Creek trip planner.

Boulder Creek is very close to Santa Cruz. In September in Boulder Creek, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Helena.
Highlights from your plan
Swanton Berry Farm ©
Swanton Berry Farm

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 5th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Sherwin Family Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Salvestrin Winery, thendo a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works, and finally do a tasting at Trujillo Wines.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip planner.

Drive from Boulder Creek to St. Helena in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Boulder Creek in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Helena, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sherwin Family Vineyards ©
Sherwin Family Vineyards
Salvestrin Winery ©
Salvestrin Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Alcatraz Island and Cable Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lands End and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore San Francisco further: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder tool.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in September: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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