35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Calistoga
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Will Rogers State Beach and Cabrillo Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Santa Monica is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Santa Monica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire the majestic nature at Oxnard Beach Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, Santa Barbara is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Oxnard Beach Park, Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
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 23rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Carmel by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

6
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 Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, stroll through Lembert Dome, and explore the activities along Gaylor Lake.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Limantour Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, wander the streets of Chinatown, and tee off at Lincoln Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards.

Plan my trip to Calistoga with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Calistoga hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Mission Beach Park and Moonlight Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Black's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Calistoga to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Calistoga in July, expect nights in San Diego to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Encinitas
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Mandalay Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and raise your glass at Double Down Saloon.

Plan trip to Las Vegas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 47°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get outdoors at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Tyler State Park. Step out of Philadelphia to go to Kennett Square and see Longwood Gardens, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wissahickon Valley Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Philadelphia Zoo, don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square, and take in the architecture and design of University of Pennsylvania.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Philadelphia in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Philadelphia, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Philadelphia is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chanticleer, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens, Tyler State Park
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Tyler State Park ©
Tyler State Park

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit Gateway National Recreation and Gunnison Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a bus from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sandy Hook
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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