26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Big Sur
— 1 day
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Beer Tastings & Tours and Walking tours. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Beer Tastings & Tours

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenkick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 17 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

El Matador State Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park as well as Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation maker.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, thendon't miss a visit to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and finally explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at °C and lows at °C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Barker Dam Trail
Barker Dam Trail
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pacific Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and San Diego Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the different shops at San Diego Factory Outlet Center and then revel in the low prices at Las Americas Premium Outlets. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Las Americas Premium Outlets ©
Las Americas Premium Outlets

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LA Farmers' Market as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore hidden gems such as Malibu Colony and Eightytwo. Explore Los Angeles further: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

You can plan Los Angeles trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Malibu Colony
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

2
nights
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.
You've now added Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas and then take an unforgettable tour with Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

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. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas ©
Grand Canyon Helicopters - Las Vegas
Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas ©
Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, thenkick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and finally get great views at Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, thensteep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally take a stroll around Civic Center.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stanford University
Highlights from your plan
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square

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