24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Malibu
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Evolution Expeditions as well as "O" by Cirque du Soleil. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nightlife · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cable Car Museum as well as Golden Gate Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, and then admire the natural beauty at Municipal Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at The Tech Interactive and then pause for some photo ops at Google Android Lawn Statues.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Jose holiday planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Jose, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Cruz, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

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 1st (Mon): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then hike along Partington Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sur road trip site.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Big Sur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 3rd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Nitt Witt Ridge, then look for gifts at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cambria attractions planning website.

You can drive from Big Sur to Cambria in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Big Sur, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cal Coast Adventures, Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Adventure Company. On the 4th (Thu), see Cal Coast Adventures, see Santa Barbara Adventure Company, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cambria in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Malibu

— 2 nights
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Your day by day itinerary now includes Malibu Lagoon State Beach as well as Malibu Wine Safaris. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): walk around Malibu Bluffs Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Malibu online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. August in Malibu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Huntington Beach (Huntington Dog Beach & Huntington Beach Pier). Have a day of magic on the 9th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park, laugh and play at Downtown Disney District, and catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planning website.

Getting from Malibu to Anaheim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, tram, and train; or do a combination of bus and tram. While traveling from Malibu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign as well as Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Beverly Hills (Mulholland Drive & Rodeo Drive), Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and The Queen Mary (in Long Beach). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.