19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Napa Valley Winery Exchange to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lands End and Beer Tastings & Tours. Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website.

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Ski Butlers South Lake Tahoe and then fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -8°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Valley View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then stroll through McGurk Meadow, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -11°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Shelby American Inc. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Henderson (Clark County Heritage Museum & Green Valley Range). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and look for gifts at Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum. On the next day, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego journey planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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 5th (Wed), make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Morro Bay sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for little chillier nights in Morro Bay, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

San Francisco

City by the Bay

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Morro Bay to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in January, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.