20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. George
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Bluff
Drive
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Flagstaff
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Grand Canyon National Park
Shuttle to Excalibur Hotel, Las Vegas, Bus to Kingman
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Kingman
— 1 night
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Oatman
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Bear Lake
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Malibu
Drive
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Ventura
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive
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Pebble Beach
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Boulder Creek
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall and then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 day

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 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks

Bakersfield

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bakersfield takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Bakersfield dip to 26°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a stroll through The Strip, then see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. George.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

St. George

— 1 night
St. You've now added Zion National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

Before you visit St. George, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Las Vegas to St. George in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in St. George. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Page.

Things to do in St. George

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Horseshoe Bend, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and finally explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip planner.

Getting from St. George to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. August in Page sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks

Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. You've now added Bluff Fort Historic Site to your itinerary. On the 30th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sand Island Campground and then steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bluff trip maker.

Traveling by car from Page to Bluff takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in August: high temperatures in Bluff hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Bluff

Historic Sites

Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 30th (Fri), deepen your understanding at Northern Arizona University.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bluff to Flagstaff takes 4 hours. Traveling from Bluff in August, things will get slightly colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Kingman on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Kingman

— 1 night
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kingman trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman in 12 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to Oatman.

Things to do in Kingman

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Oatman

Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oatman route maker.

Drive from Kingman to Oatman in an hour. Traveling from Kingman in August, expect Oatman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. You will leave for Joshua Tree National Park on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Oatman

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 day
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 31st (Sat), explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Joshua Tree National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oatman to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Joshua Tree National Park when traveling from Oatman in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Palm Springs

— 1 night
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°C. You will leave for Big Bear Lake on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Village Sweet Shoppe, then kick back and relax at Swim Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Keller Peak Fire Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Bear Lake trip planning tool.

Drive from Palm Springs to Big Bear Lake in 2 hours. In September, Big Bear Lake is colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Venice Canals Walkway has been added to your itinerary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bear Lake to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Traveling from Big Bear Lake in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 1 night

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 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica vacation planner.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Santa Monica hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip planner.

Malibu is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Ventura on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Ventura

— 1 night
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, then stroll through Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, then stop by Ventura Harbor Village, and finally learn about winemaking at Four Brix Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): trek along Arroyo Verde Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Buenaventura State Beach.

You can plan Ventura trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Malibu to Ventura in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ventura are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Ventura

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wineries

Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel route planner.

Santa Barbara is very close to Ventura. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Maria can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Pebble Beach on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pebble Beach online vacation maker.

You can drive from Santa Maria to Pebble Beach in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in September, expect nights in Pebble Beach to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey attractions planner.

Monterey is very close to Pebble Beach. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Twin Lakes State Beach, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip maker site.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder Creek.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, with a population of 4,923 as of the 2010 census.Boulder Creek served as the upper terminus of the San Lorenzo Valley Logging Flume terminating in Felton, which began construction in 1874 and when formally opened in October 1875 was augmented by a new rail line to transport logs to the wharf in Santa Cruz. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boulder Creek trip maker app.

Boulder Creek is just a short distance from Santa Cruz. In September in Boulder Creek, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for San Francisco on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Boulder Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll through Lands End.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boulder Creek to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Boulder Creek in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.