53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  22​h
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  2​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
8
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
15
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
17
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
bus + Drive:  10​h
18
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
19
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
20
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
21
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
22
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
23
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
24
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
25
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Castro, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), make a trip to Lombard Street, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Warsaw, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Warsaw, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
SoMa ©
SoMa
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip generator.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Botanical Garden and Headwaters Forest Reserve. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): cruise along Avenue of the Giants and then take a peaceful walk through Headwaters Forest Reserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Eureka travel planner.

Getting from Fort Bragg to Eureka by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in July, you will find days in Eureka are much colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Avenue of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Headwaters Forest Reserve ©
Headwaters Forest Reserve
Humboldt Botanical Garden ©
Humboldt Botanical Garden

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Redwood National Park, Trees of Mystery and Trinidad State Beach. On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinidad State Beach and then see the interesting displays at Trees of Mystery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Eureka to Redwood National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Seattle.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Trinidad State Beach, Trees of Mystery
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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Seattle

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.
Chihuly Garden and Glass has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Seattle takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chukar Cherries ©
Chukar Cherries
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
On the 8th (Sat), trek along Sol Duc Falls and then trek along Hurricane Ridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park custom trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Seattle to Olympic National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Olympic National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Olympic National Park ©
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Sol Duc Falls ©
Sol Duc Falls

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Volunteer Park Conservatory. Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. Visiting Green Lake Park and Mercer Slough Nature Park will get you outdoors. Explore Seattle further: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle itinerary planner.

Getting from Olympic National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, Seattle is somewhat warmer than Olympic National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Elliott Bay Book Company ©
Elliott Bay Book Company

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Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Logan Pass has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): stop by Home Ranch Bottoms, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, Home Ranch Bottoms
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Norris Geyser Basin has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip generator.

Drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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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.
You've now added Mormon Tabernacle Choir to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy some music at Mormon Tabernacle Choir and then buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Salt Lake City to be much warmer, temps between 40°C and 23°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mormon Tabernacle Choir ©
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
City Creek Center ©
City Creek Center

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You've now added Double Arch to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch

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Monument Valley

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 21st (Fri), make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in July; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 36°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Goosenecks State Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 23rd (Sun), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Monument Valley to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
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 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park itinerary maker.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in July: high temperatures in Zion National Park hover around 39°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Rock Stop
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
The Rock Stop ©
The Rock Stop

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grandview Trail, Moran Point, Grandview Point, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor some retail therapy. On the 28th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by bus takes about 12.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam as well as Caesars Palace. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): try your luck at The Venetian. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, try to win big at Caesars Palace, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas custom trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore the activities along Badwater, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park holiday planner.

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and finally stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest Museum Trailhead.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 42°C and lows at 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mojave.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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Mojave

Mojave
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mojave trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mojave by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Mojave dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Joshua Tree National Park on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from Mojave to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Mojave, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pete Dye Resort Course
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo as well as La Jolla Cove. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Petco Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August: highs in San Diego hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Studio City Farmers Market, Hollywood & Highland, Citadel Outlets, and other attractions you added. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by Hollywood & Highland, stop by Studio City Farmers Market, then stop by The Original Farmers Market, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and finally revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Studio City Farmers Market ©
Studio City Farmers Market
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Grove ©
The Grove

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Channel Islands Outfitters, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Camarillo Premium Outlets, and other attractions. Visit Oxnard Beach Park and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Carpinteria State Beach and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Ventura (Ventura Pier and Promenade & Ventura Harbor Village) and Bart's Books (in Ojai). There's more to do: explore the galleries of Old Mission Santa Barbara and shop like a local with State Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara vacation planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ventura, Carpinteria State Beach, Oxnard Beach Park, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paddle Sports Center ©
Paddle Sports Center
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Park, The Embarcadero, Union Square, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then tee off at Lincoln Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Union Square, then take a stroll through The Embarcadero, then engage your brain at The Exploratorium, and finally browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square

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