21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Sacramento
— 2 nights
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
6
Arroyo Grande
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
8
San Francisco
— 1 night

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Union Square, Chinatown and Exploratorium. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get curious at Exploratorium and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then visit Chinatown, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planning website.

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Crocker Art Museum and Old Town Auburn. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum and then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Auburn, then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sacramento hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town Auburn
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Town Auburn ©
Old Town Auburn
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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 7th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in August, things will get slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Arroyo Grande.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande ©
Arroyo Grande is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Laetitia Vineyard and Winery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arroyo Grande tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Arroyo Grande takes 3 hours. Traveling from Monterey in August, you will find days in Arroyo Grande are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Arroyo Grande

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pismo State Beach, Monarch Butterfly Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery ©
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery

5
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Hollywood Sign, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Craft Contemporary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Our Lady Queen of Angels. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Angelus Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arroyo Grande to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Traveling from Arroyo Grande in August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Parks

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