9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mill Valley
— 1 night
Drive
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Los Angeles — 1 day

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site.

Washington to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are warmer (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Simeon.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

San Simeon — 1 night

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 26th (Sat): stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Simeon road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Simeon, with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Big Sur takes 2 hours. When traveling from San Simeon in March, plan for little chillier days in Big Sur, with highs around 64°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mill Valley.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Mill Valley — 1 night

Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Marin Headlands and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mill Valley day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Mill Valley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mill Valley can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

St. Helena — 1 night

The city of St.
On the 29th (Tue), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mill Valley to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In March, daytime highs in St. Helena are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
Wineries · Tours
Side Trip
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South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals and then indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe vacation site.

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from St. Helena in March, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 51°F and lows at 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 1st (Fri), cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.