9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Rancho Cucamonga
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Rancho Cucamonga
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan Bautista
— 1 night
Drive
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Sacramento
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lubbock
— 1 night
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Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban city situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Pacific Electric Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Rancho Cucamonga road trip planner.

Houston to Rancho Cucamonga is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Rancho Cucamonga is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Rancho Cucamonga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Rancho Cucamonga

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rancho Cucamonga to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rancho Cucamonga 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 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carmel travel route planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, expect nights in Carmel to be somewhat warmer, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan Bautista.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Juan Bautista

— 1 night
San Juan Bautista is a city in San Benito County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Bautista, then immerse yourself in nature at Fremont Peak State Park, and then stroll around Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Juan Bautista trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Carmel to San Juan Bautista by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in San Juan Bautista are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Juan Bautista

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Sacramento

— 3 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Attractions like California State Railroad Museum and Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to Sonoma Barracks (in Sonoma), West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's lots more to do: trek along Stevens Trail, get your game on at Fairytale Town, get some jogging in at Lower American River, and do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online trip maker.

Getting from San Juan Bautista to Sacramento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Lubbock

— 1 night
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, then contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, and then tee off at The Rawls Course. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at American Wind Power Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lubbock trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sacramento to Lubbock takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento to Lubbock, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sacramento in March since evenings lows in Lubbock dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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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.