26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Calistoga
— 1 night
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Honolulu
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary builder app.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Monterey road trip website.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Monterey

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at The Wedge, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wayfarers Chapel, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday tool.

Drive from Monterey to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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 Devil's Golf Course, Gower Gulch Loop and Zabriskie Point. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The LINQ Promenade. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Charleston. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try your luck at Suncoast Hotel Casino, and see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
Grand Canyon Skywalk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Grand Canyon Skywalk, stroll through Grandview Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 31°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, then trek along Wildcat Trail, and finally stroll around Sandstone Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), catch all the local highlights with Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take an in-depth tour of Powell Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Page trip planning website.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in August; daily highs in Page reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course, Gower Gulch Loop and Zabriskie Point. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then trek along Gower Gulch Loop, and finally try to win big at Suncoast Hotel Casino.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Page to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Page - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpinteria State Beach.

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

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Carmel

— 1 night
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. Plan a Carmel trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). You'll set off for Calistoga on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Calistoga

— 1 night
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, learn about winemaking at Von Strasser Family of Wines, do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Montelena, then learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Tedeschi Family Winery.

Plan a Calistoga trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Calistoga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Calistoga hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Honolulu

— 7 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanikai Beach and Photography Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Waimanalo (Waimanalo Beach & Bellows Field Beach Park), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Pupukea (Banzai Pipeline & Sharks Cove). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ko Olina Lagoons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach Park, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online trip planner.

Fly from Calistoga to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Calistoga to Honolulu. Traveling from Calistoga in August, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Golden Gate Promenade and then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.