30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Bus to Fresno Santa Fe Passenger Depot, Train to Martinez Amtrak Station, Bus to Napa
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Napa
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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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.
Hollywood Sign has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and shop like a local with Montana Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online attractions planner.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego tour planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs travel planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Historic Sites

Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary, get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, then hike along Earthquake Fault, and finally admire all the interesting features of June Lake Loop.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes route builder tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel site.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Napa

— 3 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Napa road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Napa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, visit Mission District, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

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

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur day trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Santa Barbara

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Ventura (Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat & Ventura Pier and Promenade). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.