19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Reno
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Temecula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Oxnard
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Carmel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— Few hours
End: San Francisco

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Blackhawk Museum to your itinerary.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Reno.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blackhawk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Blackhawk Museum ©
Blackhawk Museum
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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nights
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
National Automobile Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reno online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Reno in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Reno, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Reno

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort ©
Casino at Silver Legacy Resort
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nostalgia Street Rods, Hollywood Cars Museum, Counts Kustoms, and other attractions. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, head outdoors with Royalty Exotic Cars: Dean Martin Showroom, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally try to win big at Casino at the Venetian. On your second day here, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Cars Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reno to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reno in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
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.
Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toTemecula.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Temecula

Temecula
Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Temecula trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Temecula in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Temecula. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Temecula hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oxnard.

Things to do in Temecula

Parks Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Oxnard

Oxnard
Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California. To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oxnard trip planner .

You can drive from Temecula to Oxnard in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Temecula in August: highs in Oxnard hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Oxnard

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petersen Automotive Museum, Galpin Auto Sports and The Nethercutt Collection. On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Galpin Auto Sports, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Oxnard to Los Angeles takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Oxnard in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Simeon trip simple and quick.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

5
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Take a break from the city and head to Point Lobos and 17-Mile Drive.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carmel online trip planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

3
nights
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.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz day trip tool .

Drive from Carmel to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco
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Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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