26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sausalito
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Carmel
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
8
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Solvang
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Lombard Street, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the galleries of USS Pampanito, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then stop by Boudin at the Wharf, and finally make a trip to Ghirardelli Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, don't miss a visit to Alamo Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sausalito.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

few
hours
Sausalito

Sausalito
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sausalito Visitors Center as well as Vista Point.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sausalito attractions planner.

Sausalito is very close to San Francisco. April in Sausalito sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Transamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then wander the streets of Chinatown, then take a stroll through Union Square, and finally take a tour by water with Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39. On the next day, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the striking features of Transamerica Pyramid, explore the striking landscape of Presidio of San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, then see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and finally stroll through Marina Green.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Sausalito. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

few
hours
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aerospace Museum of California, California State Capitol Museum and Old Sacramento. On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum, then examine the collection at Old Sacramento, and then get curious at Aerospace Museum of California.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Aerospace Museum of California
Highlights from your plan
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Aerospace Museum of California ©
Aerospace Museum of California

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Sand Harbor, Vikingsholm, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in April, things will get a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 14°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Bicycle Rental ©
Anderson's Bicycle Rental
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Mission San Juan Bautista. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the history at Mission San Juan Bautista, get engrossed in the history at National Steinbeck Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lovers Point, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then savor the flavors at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, then tee off at Peter Hay Golf Course, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online trip builder .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in April, expect Monterey to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, National Steinbeck Center, Mission San Juan Bautista, Peter Hay Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

1
day
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carmel Food Tours as well as Carmel Plaza. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, buy something for everyone on your list at Carmel Plaza, then indulge in some culinary diversions at Carmel Food Tours, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary website .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In April in Carmel, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Carmel

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Food Tours ©
Carmel Food Tours
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

few
hours
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Estrella Warbird Air Museum.

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

Drive from Carmel to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect nights in Morro Bay to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Museums

Side Trip

Estrella Warbird Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Estrella Warbird Air Museum ©
Estrella Warbird Air Museum

3
nights
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, do a tasting at Stolpman Vineyards, then look for gifts at Global Gardens, then admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines, and finally look for gifts at The Good Life. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Purisima State Historical Park, do a tasting at Carhartt Vineyard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Goleta Butterfly Grove.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Solvang day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Solvang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Solvang

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Los Olivos, La Purisima State Historical Park, Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House
Highlights from your plan

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Monica in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, and tram. Traveling from Morro Bay in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Griffith Observatory, El Capitan Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Shop till you drop at Hollywood & Highland and Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to The Getty Villa in Malibu, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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nights
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.
You've added San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaport Village and Presidio Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hillcrest Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've added Downtown Disney, Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at San Clemente State Beach, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then laugh and play at Downtown Disney. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Neon Museum, The National Atomic Testing Museum, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Titanic and Pinball Hall of Fame. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grand Canyon Ranch, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Titanic ©
Titanic

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