20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 6 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Razor Point and Beach Trail Loop has been added to your itinerary. Marston House Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Liberty Public Market. There's more to do: stroll around La Jolla Cove and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Diego. In August in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

4
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Hollywood Sign, Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, and other attractions you added. Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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San Jose

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Before you visit San Jose, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Jose by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, San Jose is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. You will leave for Sacramento on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

3
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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like California State Railroad Museum and California State Capitol Museum. Attractions like Crocker Art Museum and Old Sacramento Waterfront make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sacramento: St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Beringer Vineyards), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Oxbow Public Market (in Napa). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sacramento trip planning site.

Getting from San Jose to Sacramento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in August, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Relax by the water at Pleasure Point Beach and Natural Bridges State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Point Lobos and Waddell Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Monterey (Monterey Bay Aquarium & 17-Mile Drive), National Steinbeck Center (in Salinas) and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove). There's much more to do: look for gifts at AiX, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Twin Lakes State Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz route builder app.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Santa Cruz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

On the 27th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Discovery Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

Plan my day in San Jose using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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