21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kenwood
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Sofia to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kenwood.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Kenwood

— 1 night
Kenwood, California is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States, located on Sonoma Highway (State Route 12) between the cities of Santa Rosa and Sonoma. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kenwood online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Kenwood by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Kenwood. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Kenwood

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, then have fun and explore at Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online visit planner.

You can drive from Kenwood to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. May in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Taft Point and Nevada Falls Loop make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, get great views at Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

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Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Santa Barbara: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much hotter days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 5th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and then putt your heart out at Oaks Amusement Park.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Portland in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Portland at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seattle vacation planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

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.

Sonoma County travel guide

4.8
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.