27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 8 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
San Francisco
— Few hours
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
6
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
8
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights

8
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Relax by the water at Keller Beach Park and Marshall’s Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, hike along Lands End, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Oviedo, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Safari West, Keller Beach Park, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenget great views at Valley View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Francisco

San Francisco
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, steep yourself in history at Sutro Baths, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sutro Baths
Sutro Baths
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Cliff House ©
Cliff House

3
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dig This. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are much warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Newport Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manhattan Beach and 26-Mile Bike Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Manhattan Beach Pier (in Manhattan Beach) and Balboa Island (in Newport Beach). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, 26-Mile Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, thendon't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at East Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
East Beach ©
East Beach
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenhike along Partington Cove, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Big Sur hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mission San Antonio de Padua, Sand Dollar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Sand Dollar Beach ©
Sand Dollar Beach

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night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 31st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, thenkick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden Gate Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Mission Dolores. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Chinatown, thentake in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, thensteep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rodeo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Promenade ©
Golden Gate Promenade
Rodeo Beach ©
Rodeo Beach
San Francisco Botanical Garden ©
San Francisco Botanical Garden

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