8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Virginia City
— 1 night
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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
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
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Pasadena
— 1 night
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Virginia City

Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada. On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Liberty Engine Company No. 1 Comstock Firemen's Museum, 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 steep yourself in history at Chollar Mansion. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Way It Was Museum, contemplate the long history of Mackay Mansion, and then get engrossed in the history at Fourth Ward School Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Virginia City online tour itinerary planner.

Las Vegas to Virginia City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Virginia City, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 56°F. 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.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Virginia City to Redwood National Park. When traveling from Virginia City in July, plan for much colder days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, then do a tasting at Domaine Carneros, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa holiday builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Napa. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in July: highs in Napa hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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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 19th (Sun): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur day trip planning tool.

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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Simeon day trip app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are warmer, around 94°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel route builder app.

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, you will find days in Santa Barbara are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). You'll set off for Pasadena on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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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): wander the streets of Old Pasadena, then examine the collection at The Gamble House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pasadena trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Pasadena in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect somewhat 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) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pasadena

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.