8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Glenbrook
— 1 night
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Virginia City
— 1 day
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— Few hours
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San Simeon
— Few hours
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Pasadena
— 1 night
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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. For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glenbrook road trip website.

Las Vegas to Glenbrook is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Glenbrook, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 56°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Virginia City.

Things to do in Glenbrook

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Virginia City

Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Fourth Ward School Museum, 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, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia City route planning site.

You can drive from Glenbrook to Virginia City in an hour. July in Virginia City sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Virginia City

Museums · Historic Sites

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Redwood National Park

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

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Virginia City to Redwood National Park. While traveling from Virginia City, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
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): learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Napa trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side 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.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Big Sur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, train, and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Napa in July, plan for little chillier days in Big Sur, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon planning site.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve and then wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pasadena.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Pasadena

City of Roses

Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum and then wander the streets of Old Pasadena.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pasadena route app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Pasadena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect nights in Pasadena to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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