26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— Few hours

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San Francisco

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

1
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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sacramento tour itinerary site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sacramento hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California Museum ©
California Museum

3
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nevada State Capitol Building, examine the collection at Fourth Ward School Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Way It Was Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planning website.

You can drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in August; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 32°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
The Way It Was Museum ©
The Way It Was Museum

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Ansel Adams Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, get great views at Washburn Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507, examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History, then see the interesting displays at Eastern California Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit app.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

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.
On the 17th (Sat), have fun and explore at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at The Broad, then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coronado Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: visit Old Town Temecula, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

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

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco

City by the Bay

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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