22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  24​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sonoma
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + subway + Fly:  8​h
5
Palm Desert
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Willow Creek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sioux City

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fleet Science Center as well as Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Sioux City to San Diego is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux City to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sioux City in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
nights
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa and then admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sonoma trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sonoma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sonoma, with highs around 81°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sonoma

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and bus from Sonoma to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sonoma in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
Palm Desert

Palm Desert ©
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. On the 20th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town La Quinta and then identify plant and animal life at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sunnylands and then hit the slopes at Big Bear Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palm Desert trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Palm Desert takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Palm Desert at 107°F and lows at 81°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rancho Mirage, Big Bear Lake, Old Town La Quinta, Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge
Highlights from your plan
Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
CODA Gallery ©
CODA Gallery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Palm Desert to Monterey takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Palm Desert in July, with highs in Monterey at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors 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

2
nights
Willow Creek

Willow Creek ©
Willow Creek is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Willow Creek vacation builder .

Explore your travel options from Monterey to Willow Creek with the Route module. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Willow Creek: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Willow Creek

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

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