22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
4
San Simeon
— 2 nights
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
7
Denver
— 2 nights
8
Cape May
— 2 nights

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Get outdoors at Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moro Rock Trail and Manzanar National Historic Site. The adventure continues: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Estero Bluffs State Park, then stop by Sebastian General Store, and then stroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon holiday maker website.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Estero Bluffs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Estero Bluffs State Park ©
Estero Bluffs State Park
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos. On the next day, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carmel tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Carmel are colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Shop till you drop at The Strip and M&M'S World Las Vegas. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel route planner.

You can fly from Carmel to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 104°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Head to Denver Botanic Gardens and Pearl Street Mallfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Evans and St Mary's Glacier. Venture out of the city with trips to Echo Lake Park (in Evergreen) and Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park). There's more to do: see where the action happens at Coors Field.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denver holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Denver: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Echo Lake Park, Pearl Street Mall
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape May Lighthouse and Wildwood Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape May City Beaches and Higbee Beach. Take a break from Cape May with a short trip to Ventnor City Beach in Ventnor City, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Harbor Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape May travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Denver to Cape May in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Cape May due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, Cape May is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, North Wildwood Beach, Stone Harbor Point, Wildwood Beach, Ventnor City Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Beach ©
Wildwood Beach
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

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