35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  7​h
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
14
Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
15
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Popular historic sites such as City Lights Booksellers and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip site .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planning site .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip planning app .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary app .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 45°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planning website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 17th (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

Plan my day in Monument Valley using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then cruise along Ruins Road, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 20th (Sat), push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moab online trip builder .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, Moab is a bit warmer than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 42°C and lows of 22°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Island in the Sky
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip builder site .

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Deer Valley Resort
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Truckee Jail Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Northstar California.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Truckee day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Truckee. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Truckee, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for little chillier days in Truckee, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
River Rafting & Tubing

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tahoe City Field Station. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, and then visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tahoe City online attractions planner .

Tahoe City is just a stone's throw from Truckee. In July, daily temperatures in Tahoe City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Sacramento on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then admire all the interesting features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tahoe City to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tahoe City in July: highs in Sacramento hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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