22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

7
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to LA Farmers' Market and The Grovefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 26-Mile Bike Path and California Science Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Los Angeles to be colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Seal Beach, 26-Mile Bike Path, Huntington Dog Beach, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visit Pfeiffer State Beach and Point Lobos for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Lovers Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton) and McWay Falls (in Big Sur). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and admire the majestic nature at Garrapata State Park.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Monterey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get little chillier in Monterey: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and San Francisco Bay. Head to Exploratorium and Mumm Napafor some retail therapy. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, kick back and relax at Keller Beach Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online tour planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, VJB Cellars, Bodega Dunes, Mumm Napa, Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Tahoe Trout Farm, stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pope Beach, identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a South Lake Tahoe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

1
day
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Obsidian Dome, then explore the activities along Horseshoe Lake, then stop by Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Mammoth Lakes sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Lake ©
Horseshoe Lake
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at The Last Bookstore, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Last Bookstore ©
The Last Bookstore
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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