23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Clarita
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder website.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.
Parks · Historic Sites · 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.
Action Watersports at Timber Cove Marina has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and then stroll through Sand Harbor. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Action Watersports at Timber Cove Marina and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planner.

Fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Cruz.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Santa Cruz — 2 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Surf School Santa Cruz. On the 17th (Thu), look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Surf School Santa Cruz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. You will leave for Monterey on the 19th (Sat).
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Shopping

Monterey

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

Plan a Monterey trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Pismo Beach on the 20th (Sun).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Pismo Beach — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see Pacific Adventure Tours and then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pismo Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Pismo Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Clarita.
Tours · Outdoors
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Clarita travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to Santa Clarita takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in August, expect Santa Clarita to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
On the 23rd (Wed), browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.
Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Anaheim — 3 nights

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and discover the magic at Downtown Disney District.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim day trip site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes 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. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 28th (Mon).
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Grand Canyon Destinations has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, shop like a local with The Strip, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Anaheim in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).
Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.