20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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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, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Mariposa Grove.

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Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of Union Square.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 18th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally walk around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.