22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Huntington Beach
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Frankfurt, Germany to Las Vegas is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 46°C and lows about 29°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 28th (Tue).
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, San Francisco is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 1st (Fri).
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 1st (Fri), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Monterey online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pismo Beach.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Pismo Beach — 2 nights

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach online itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Pismo Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pismo Beach, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.
Highlights from your trip

Santa Barbara — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Santa Monica — 2 nights

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
When in Santa Monica, make a side trip to see Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, approximately Santa Clarita away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Huntington Beach.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips

Huntington Beach — 2 nights

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Huntington Beach Pier. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then stroll around Heisler Park, and finally stop by Buy Hand.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Huntington Beach road trip app.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Huntington Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Huntington Beach can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in San Diego are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.