21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Sacramento on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

few
hours
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): meet the residents at Sacramento Zoo and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento travel route builder tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): try to win big at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in August, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 32°C and lows at 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Nevada State Museum, Sand Harbor, Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs travel app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Palm Springs. In August, Palm Springs is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 49°C and lows of 31°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Golf

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: have fun at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planning app .

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get curious at California Science Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
San Francisco

On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, then don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square
Oracle Park ©
Oracle Park

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