8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
3
Santa Monica
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive
6
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly

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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've added Stratosphere Tower, David Copperfield, Mirage Volcano, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), add some entertainment to your itinerary with "O" by Cirque du Soleil, take in a show at David Copperfield, gear up at Ultimate Desert Adventures, then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip tool.

Albany to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Albany in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, Hollywood Sign, La Jolla Cove, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey builder site.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Before you visit Santa Monica, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Pier as well as Downtown Disney District. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in November, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Monarch Butterfly Grove.

Planning Santa Maria trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. In November in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Jose day trip planning app.

Getting from Santa Maria to San Jose by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Maria in November, plan for little chillier days in San Jose, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.