8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Virginia City
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Glenbrook
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
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Pasadena
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Virginia City

Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Washoe Club Haunted Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Chollar Mansion.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Virginia City road trip website.

Las Vegas to Virginia City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Virginia City: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Glenbrook.

Things to do in Virginia City

Historic Sites · Museums

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Glenbrook

Glenbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenbrook tour site.

Traveling by car from Virginia City to Glenbrook takes an hour. In July in Glenbrook, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Glenbrook

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Glenbrook to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Glenbrook in July, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Napa. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, expect nights in Napa to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Big Sur itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Napa to Big Sur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, train, and taxi; or fly. While traveling from Napa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2 hours. While traveling from Big Sur, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip planning website.

Drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Pasadena.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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Pasadena

City of Roses

Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church, examine the collection at The Gamble House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Angeles National Forest, and finally trek along Echo Mountain Hiking Trails.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pasadena day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Pasadena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: highs in Pasadena hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.