8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Tulare
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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've added Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulare.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Beaches Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Tulare

Tulare ©
Tulare is a city in Tulare County, California. Your list of things to see and do now includes General Grant Tree Trail, General Sherman Tree, Tunnel Log, and other attractions. On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, and then make a trip to General Sherman Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the activities along Hume Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tulare trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Tulare by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Tulare hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Tulare

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

1
night
Fresno

Fresno
For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fresno trip site .

Traveling by car from Tulare to Fresno takes an hour. Traveling from Tulare in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fresno, with lows around 69°F. On the 28th (Wed), you're off toWawona.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona trip planner.

Getting from Fresno to Wawona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fresno in August since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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