21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Broad and Petersen Automotive Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visiting Monterey Bay and Moss Landing State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and Monterey Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, immerse yourself in nature at Monterey State Historic Park, get a taste of the local shopping with A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Monterey reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lands End, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, then get engrossed in the history at California Museum, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of California State Indian Museum and then steep yourself in history at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary maker website.

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 somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Lembert Dome will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vernal Fall and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker.

You can drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then Head underground at Boyden Cavern, and finally take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Island and Coronado Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach.

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

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.