34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Montara
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Laguna Beach
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Temecula
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes "O" by Cirque du Soleil. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Death Valley National Park. You will leave for Mammoth Lakes on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): tee off at Sierra Star Golf Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes journey planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes by journey takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

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South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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 11th (Fri): try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

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Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Spas · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

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Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. On the next day, grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, admire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and then wander the streets of Old Town Auburn.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sacramento travel planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May; daily highs in Sacramento reach 32°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero. Change things up with a short trip to Bodega Head in Bodega Bay (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in May, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Montara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montara

— 1 night
Montara is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then make a trip to Pillar Point Harbor.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montara trip planner.

Montara is very close to San Francisco. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder days in Montara, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in Montara

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 19th (Sat), stop by The Cheese Shop and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then do a tasting at Talbott Vineyards, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montara to Carmel takes 2 hours. When traveling from Montara in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You've now added 17-Mile Drive to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip app.

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for San Simeon on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 23rd (Wed), do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon trip site.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip website.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in May, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in May since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Visit Hollywood Walk of Fame and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Laguna Beach

— 1 night
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Crystal Cove.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

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You can drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Temecula.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Temecula

— 3 nights
Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Wilson Creek Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Oceanside (Harbor Beach & Oceanside Pier) and The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town Temecula and learn about winemaking at Hart Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Temecula online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Temecula in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Temecula hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Temecula

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.