22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to Sutton-on-Sea


San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey builder app.

Sutton-on-Sea, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sutton-on-Sea to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Big Sur.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Big Sur — 2 nights

Big Country of the South

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Hawthorne Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

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Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning app.

Fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Palm Springs — 2 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: Temecula (Chapin Family Vineyards, Old Town Temecula, &more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs road trip site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see Off-Road Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online day trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

On the 21st (Wed), cruise along Tioga Pass, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 32°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Lotus, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore the galleries of Tallac Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, and fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe. In August, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.