12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday builder app.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are much warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 25th (Sat), cruise along West Cliff Drive, then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz online trip maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

Discover how to plan a Carmel trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site.

Fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.