20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Wawona
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Manhattan Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Santa Monica is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Wawona.

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan. Change things up with these side-trips from Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point, Taft Point, &more).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to Wawona by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Monica in October since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

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Glacier Point
4.9
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Sentinel Dome
4.9

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip website.

Drive from Wawona to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in October, things will get little chillier in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

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Castle
Vikingsholm
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and VJB Cellars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery (in Sonoma) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: walk around Presidio of San Francisco, get great views at Twin Peaks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

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Alcatraz Island
4.7
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VJB Cellars
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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. We've included these beaches for you: Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

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Point Lobos
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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The LINQ Promenade and Counts Kustoms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin), Historic Route 66 Museum (in Kingman) and Chloride, Arizona (in Chloride). There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and make a trip to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sur in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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