22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Malibu
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Ventura
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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Portland
— 1 day
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Cannon Beach
— 1 night
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La Push
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malibu holiday planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Malibu is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Malibu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Ventura

— 1 night
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, then revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, and then kick back and relax at Emma Wood State Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ventura trip itinerary app.

Drive from Malibu to Ventura in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Ventura

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
On the 8th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip builder tool.

Santa Barbara is just a short distance from Ventura. In August in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip builder site.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in San Simeon hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 2 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in August, you will find days in Big Sur are cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Carmel

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Carmel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): cruise along West Cliff Drive and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in August, you will find days in San Jose are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary site.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Redwood National Park

— 1 day
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 1 day

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and then admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland attractions planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Portland in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect nights in Portland to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Cannon Beach

— 1 night
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock, and then stroll through Cannon Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cannon Beach day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Cannon Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Push.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

La Push

— 1 night
La Push is a small unincorporated community situated at the mouth of the Quillayute River in Clallam County, Washington, United States. On the 21st (Wed), kick back and relax at Third Beach and then kick back and relax at First Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the La Push trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cannon Beach to La Push takes 5 hours. August in La Push sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in La Push

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Seattle

— 4 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Appreciate the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Port Gamble Museum. Get outdoors at Snoqualmie Falls and Lake Wilderness Arboretum. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma) and Fort Worden State Park (in Port Townsend). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, make a trip to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle, walk around Kerry Park, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

Before you visit Seattle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from La Push to Seattle in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from La Push in August: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.