33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a live event at Oracle Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Santa Rosa

— 7 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Rosa side-trips: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg) and Calistoga (Castello di Amorosa, Old Faithful Geyser of California, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Safari West, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, savor the flavors at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Santa Rosa are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, cruise along Artists Dr, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, get great views at Dante's View, and then take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park travel route website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Tom Devlin's Monster Museum). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planning website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Vikingsholm, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Start your trip to South Lake Tahoe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, South Lake Tahoe is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

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 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally get lost in a book at Henry Miller Memorial Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur road trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Sur by car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Sur is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Big Sur are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.