20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
Drive
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Orinda
— 5 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orinda
— 2 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Sat), go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orinda.
Highlights from your trip

Orinda

— 5 nights
Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. Orinda is known for nightlife, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Briones Park, view the masterpieces at Moraga Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area, and contemplate the long history of Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site Tao House.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orinda trip planning site.

Orinda is just a short distance from San Francisco. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orinda, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Orinda

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, explore the galleries of Tallac Historic Site, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Orinda to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Orinda in July, things will get little chillier in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 32°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Tuolumne Meadows and then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes online attractions planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey maker tool.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 47°C and 32°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

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.
To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orinda.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Orinda

— 2 nights
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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Orinda takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orinda, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orinda

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.