43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Green River
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bryce
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive + shuttle:  3​h
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
13
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
14
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
17
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
18
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
19
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
20
Coos Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
21
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
22
Leggett
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
23
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
24
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
25
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
26
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
27
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
28
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
29
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
30
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
31
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
32
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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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 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then explore the ancient world of Long House, and finally don't miss a visit to Step House.

Plan trip to Mesa Verde National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Santa Fe to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

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Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Valley of the Gods and Forrest Gump Point. On the 11th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, make a trip to Forrest Gump Point, then explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, and finally explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mexican Hat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Mexican Hat by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mexican Hat can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moab.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MH Cowboy - Day Tours, Corona Arch, Canyonlands National Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, take in the awesome beauty at Double Down Bike Shop, then see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy, then take a pleasant ride with MH Cowboy - Day Tours, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Canyonlands National Park, then hike along Balanced Rock Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moab road trip planning tool .

Drive from Mexican Hat to Moab in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mexican Hat in July, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Green River.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Green River

Green River
Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Land Art - The Ratio and Elements.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Green River tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Moab to Green River takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Capitol Reef National Park.

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capitol Reef National Park . Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Green River to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Green River in July: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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Bryce

Bryce ©
On the 15th (Wed), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, and finally trek along Rim Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bryce trip builder app .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryce are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bryce to Zion National Park. Traveling from Bryce in July, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 17°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Page driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Page by combination of car and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Page. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
You've now added North Rim Visitor Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cruise along East Rim Drive, then trek along Bright Angel Trail, then get great views at Powell Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge, take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning website .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in July, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Dig This, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (47°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Wawona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): walk around Mariposa Grove and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): trek along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then make a trip to Half Dome, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Wawona holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Wawona takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for little chillier nights in Wawona, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, then experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Drive from Wawona to South Lake Tahoe in 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in July, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 27th (Mon), get impressive views of Lassen Peak , witness a stunning natural landmark at Bumpass Hell, then explore the activities along Boiling Springs Lake, and finally explore the activities along Manzanita Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lassen Volcanic National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 45°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Manzanita Lake ©
Manzanita Lake
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell

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Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Siskiyou, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Shasta, then stop by Soul Connections, and finally walk around Mount Shasta City Park.

Make your Mount Shasta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Mount Shasta takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July; daily highs in Mount Shasta reach 38°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta City Park ©
Mount Shasta City Park
Lake Siskiyou ©
Lake Siskiyou

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Cleetwood Cove Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Plaikni Falls, and then explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Crater Lake National Park holiday planning website .

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Crater Lake National Park when traveling from Mount Shasta in July, with lows around 19°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park
Cleetwood Cove Trail ©
Cleetwood Cove Trail
Plaikni Falls ©
Plaikni Falls

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Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then snap pictures at St. Johns Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Willamette Valley, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Portland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Crater Lake National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Portland, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Seattle

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Sky View Observatory and Kerry Park. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, explore and take pictures at Seattle Center, and gain insight at University of Washington.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sky View Observatory ©
Sky View Observatory
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tillamook Rock Light.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach route builder .

You can drive from Seattle to Cannon Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Cannon Beach to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Shore Acres State Park, trek along John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead, and then take in the views from McCullough Memorial Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coos Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Coos Bay in 5 hours. August in Coos Bay sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Shore Acres State Park ©
Shore Acres State Park
John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead ©
John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead
McCullough Memorial Bridge ©
McCullough Memorial Bridge

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach, then cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Johnson Grove. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, make a trip to The Victorian Village of Ferndale, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, and finally hike along Redwood National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Trinidad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Trinidad in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Leggett.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Orick, Redwood National Park, The Victorian Village of Ferndale, Hikshari Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

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Leggett

Leggett
Leggett is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Plan a Leggett trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Trinidad to Leggett by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Leggett can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Fort Bragg on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Leggett

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): cruise along Mendocino Coast, then identify plant and animal life at Jug Handle State Reserve, then walk around Noyo Headlands Park, and finally take in the views from Albion River Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg holiday maker .

Getting from Leggett to Fort Bragg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Leggett in August, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendocino, Albion River Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Albion River Bridge ©
Albion River Bridge

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in August, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and then take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Jose trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in San Jose hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Monterey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery and Florist, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon holiday maker site .

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for much warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Solvang.

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Cambria Nursery and Florist
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
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Hearst Ranch Winery
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

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Solvang

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Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethania Lutheran Church, and then do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Solvang online route maker .

You can drive from San Simeon to Solvang in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in August, you will find days in Solvang are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

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Old Mission Santa Ines
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Bethania Lutheran Church
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Rusack Vineyards

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Moreton Bay Fig Tree.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip app .

You can drive from Solvang to Santa Barbara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Solvang in August, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Moreton Bay Fig Tree ©
Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, and don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

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Battleship USS Iowa Museum
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Universal Studios Hollywood
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The Getty Center

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petco Park and Coronado Island. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

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Coronado Island
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San Diego Zoo
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Petco Park
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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