35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  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
Fly:  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.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

5
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: hike along Mariposa Grove, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, thenget to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip planning website.

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 fly. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Monterey are much colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (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 ©
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.
On the 8th (Mon), meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, take a memorable drive along State Street Underpass, thencontemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums 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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thentake in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

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

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, thentake a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Death Valley National Park trip simple and quick.

Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 45°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, thenshop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 34°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley vacation maker.

You can fly from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. In July, Monument Valley is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, thendelve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thenexplore and take pictures at Ruins Road, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moab journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, 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 Parks

Side Trip

Island in the Sky
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and tram; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Truckee Jail Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. On the next day, hit the slopes at Northstar California.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee travel tool.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Truckee by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Truckee due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Truckee, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the galleries of Tahoe City Field Station. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, thencontemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, and then explore the activities along Lake Tahoe.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tahoe City holiday planner.

Tahoe City is very close to Truckee. In July, daytime highs in Tahoe City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Sacramento.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park, Lake Tahoe
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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, thenadmire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento tour builder website.

You can drive from Tahoe City to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tahoe City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

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

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