23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Santa Clarita
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Action Watersports at Timber Cove Marina. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with Action Watersports at Timber Cove Marina and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Cruz.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure
Side Trips

Santa Cruz — 1 night

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've now added Surf School Santa Cruz to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Make your Santa Cruz itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.
Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Shopping

Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. 17-Mile Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monterey online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Big Sur.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

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You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pismo Beach.
Highlights from your trip

Pismo Beach — 1 night

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. You've now added Pacific Adventure Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see Pacific Adventure Tours and then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pismo Beach road trip planning app.

You can drive from Big Sur to Pismo Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in August, you will find days in Pismo Beach are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santa Clarita.
Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Santa Clarita — 1 night

Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. On the 21st (Mon), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Clarita trip app.

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to Santa Clarita takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Santa Clarita is somewhat warmer than Pismo Beach - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.
Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Anaheim — 4 nights

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and discover the magic at Downtown Disney District.

Start your trip to Anaheim by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Mission Beach Surfing School has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Mission Beach Surfing School and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Adventure

Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've now added Grand Canyon Destinations to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.