8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  8​h
1
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Tampa

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seattle road trip app .

Tampa to Seattle is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, then push the limits with an extreme tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

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Getting from Seattle to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Carmel reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Wed), shop like a local with Union Square, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at The Getty Center, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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