22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  11​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 15​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

1
day
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and finally admire all the interesting features of Colorado College.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Colorado Springs in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally hike along Partington Cove.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, Big Sur is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Asilomar State Beach and then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links. On your second day here, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carmel attractions planning website .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 13th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip maker .

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

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
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

1
day
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Redwood National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and hike along North Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in June: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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