25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
Big Sur
— 1 day
5
San Simeon
— 2 nights
6
Solvang
— Few hours
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
8
Malibu
— Few hours
9
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
10
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
13
Laughlin
— 1 night
14
Pioneertown
— Few hours
15
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
16
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
17
San Diego
— 2 nights
18
Los Angeles
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Fort Funston National Park. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in February: highs in San Francisco hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 3rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach and then do a tasting at Soquel Vineyards.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Cruz when traveling from San Francisco in March, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Soquel Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Soquel Vineyards ©
Soquel Vineyards

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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. On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip maker.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Carmel, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur journey website.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Big Sur are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, then stop by Sebastian General Store, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip maker website.

Getting from Big Sur to San Simeon by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ostrich Land.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Solvang route planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Solvang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Ostrich Land
Highlights from your plan
Ostrich Land ©
Ostrich Land

1
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore and take pictures at State Street Underpass.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip website.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Santa Barbara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Solvang in March, with lows around 48°F. You'll set off for Malibu on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Malibu online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Malibu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Monica State Beach as well as Santa Monica Pier. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): unwind over a drink at Magicopolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach and then get advice or help at Annenberg Community Beach House.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip maker website.

Getting from Malibu to Santa Monica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
The Getty Center and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
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.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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 17th (Sat), take in a show at Hopi House and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Laughlin.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
Laughlin

Laughlin
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. Find out how to plan Laughlin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Laughlin takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, things will get warmer in Laughlin: highs are around 79°F and lows about 56°F. You'll set off for Pioneertown on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Laughlin

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Pioneertown

Pioneertown
Pioneertown, California, is an unincorporated community in the Morongo Basin region of southern California's Inland Empire Metropolitan Area, on Pioneertown Road at Route 62 in the town of Yucca Valley. For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pioneertown day trip planning website.

Drive from Laughlin to Pioneertown in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Laughlin in March, Pioneertown is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Pioneertown

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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hours
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Pioneertown to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 18th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Coachella Valley Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Palm Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, Palm Springs is a bit warmer than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sunnylands Center & Gardens, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

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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 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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