23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Coeur d'Alene
— 1 day
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Seattle
— 1 day
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Yachats
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, then take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally browse the collection at Santa Monica Public Library.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica route tool.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Santa Monica hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally look for gifts at Sebastian General Store. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then admire the majestic nature at San Simeon State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon day trip tool.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Moonstone Beach, Sand Dollar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through La Jolla Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonlight State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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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 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then hike along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, get great views at Shoshone Point, get great views at Lipan Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally walk around Indian Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windows, and finally explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park route site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Arches National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Arches National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and finally explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene ©
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Idaho Centennial Trail, then get lost in a book at Coeur d'Alene Public Library, and finally stroll around McEuen Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene route planning app.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Coeur d'Alene in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In August, Coeur d'Alene is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails ©
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
North Idaho Centennial Trail ©
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Washington Park Arboretum, cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seattle using our trip planner.

You can drive from Coeur d'Alene to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Coeur d'Alene in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seattle, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Portland

Portland ©
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 30th (Fri): hike along Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oneonta Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Wahkeena Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the majestic nature at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the majestic nature at Bridal Veil Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Latourell Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lucia Falls Regional Park, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

To find maps and tourist information, read Portland attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seattle to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Yachats.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corbett, Troutdale, Oneonta Gorge, Lucia Falls Regional Park, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge ©
Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument ©
Oneonta Gorge ©
Oneonta Gorge

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Yachats

Yachats ©
Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Oregon Coast Hwy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hobbit Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thor's Well, then cruise along Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, then take in the waterfront at Yachats coastline, and finally admire the majestic nature at Yachats State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yachats trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Yachats takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Yachats: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yachats

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hobbit Trail, Oregon Coast Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Yachats coastline ©
Yachats coastline
Oregon Coast Hwy
Oregon Coast Hwy

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

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

Drive from Yachats to Redwood National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then trek along Lands End, then kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app.

You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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