9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Columbus


2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Shores Park and South Carlsbad State Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

Columbus to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Columbus to San Diego. While traveling from Columbus, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then get great views at Tunnel View. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Redwood National Park

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 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Big Lagoon County Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinidad State Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Redwood National Park are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (52°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Trinidad
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Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Las Vegas with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 101°F and 77°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

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