27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to London Heathrow

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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.
Grand Canyon Tours has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Caesars Palace, and see a show at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Children's Pool and Black's Beach. There's still lots to do: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles

— 4 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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
El Capitan has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then trek along Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Buena Vista Peak Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for much colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Bothe-Napa State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley, get interesting insight from Tours, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena day trip planning app.

Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or fly. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Nob Hill, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in a show at Hopi House, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.