25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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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 Golden Gate Park, Silicon Valley, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to San Francisco Bay and Stinson Beach. Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point make great kid-friendly stops.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday maker site.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Monarch Butterfly Grove, stroll around Eldwaylen Ocean Park, and then browse the different shops at Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pismo Beach online road trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 2 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 Paramount Pictures Studio Tour as well as Hollywood Boulevard. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Boulevard and then get behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures Studio Tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego

— 7 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove, San Diego Surf School and SeaWorld San Diego. Visit San Clemente State Beach and Windansea Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ocean Beach Dog Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), San Clemente Coastal Trail (in San Clemente) and Mission San Luis Rey (in Oceanside). The adventure continues: stroll through Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mission Beach Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from San Diego to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Pinball Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area, enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, and get your game on at Dig This.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 31°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Your day by day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures Studio Tour as well as Hollywood Boulevard. On the 10th (Sat), see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Boulevard.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Los Angeles fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.