20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Morro Bay
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Bus to Redding Amtrak, Train to Klamath Falls, OR, Bus to Crater Lake, OR, Taxi to Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
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Truckee
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of Heritage House Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach online journey planner.

Los Angeles to Pismo Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pismo Beach, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Morro Bay

— 2 nights
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 13th (Wed), experience rural life at Olea Farm Olive Oil & Tasting Room and then explore and take pictures at Highway 1 Discovery Route. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, walk around City Park, and then learn about winemaking at Veris Cellars.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay online holiday planner.

Morro Bay is just a short distance from Pismo Beach. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 3 nights
When you arriveĀ 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and New Camaldoli Hermitage. Go for a jaunt from San Simeon to Big Sur to see Pacific Valley Bluff Trail about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing, get some jogging in at Bluff Trail, and look for gifts at Artifacts Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Simeon tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to San Simeon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Morro Bay in March since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Monterey Bay. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, don't miss a visit to The Shakespeare Society of America, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, expect nights in Monterey to be somewhat warmer, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golden Gate Park and Japanese Tea Garden. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in March; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 57°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Crater Lake National Park

— 1 night
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, stroll through Garfield Peak, and then trek along Sun Notch Trail.

Plan a Crater Lake National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus, train, and taxi from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Truckee

— 1 night
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail and then glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country. On the next day, stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Truckee takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in March; daily highs in Truckee reach 50°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, trek along Moro Rock Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, then stroll through Horseshoe Meadow Trail, and then stroll through Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

Getting from Truckee to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Truckee in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.