14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Sonora
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
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Joshua Tree
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Sonora.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries
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Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. On the 21st (Wed), stop by Columbia Candy Kitchen and then learn about all things military at Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sonora holiday app .

Getting from San Francisco to Sonora by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sonora, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Sonora

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Columbia Candy Kitchen
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Columbia Candy Kitchen ©
Columbia Candy Kitchen

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Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then look for gifts at Gus's Fresh Jerky, then contemplate the waterfront views at Owens River, and finally examine the collection at Eastern California Museum.

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You can drive from Sonora to Lone Pine in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Eastern California Museum, Gus's Fresh Jerky
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Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Gus's Fresh Jerky ©
Gus's Fresh Jerky

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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.
To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lone Pine in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Las Vegas, with lows of 29°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree. In August, Joshua Tree is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 28°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then see the interesting displays at Lyon Air Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, and finally get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.John Vianney Chapel, experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, then experience the excitement of Incredicoaster, and finally catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree to Anaheim takes 2 hours. In August, Anaheim is slightly colder than Joshua Tree - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Ana, St.John Vianney Chapel
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Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Wed), look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planning site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes Morro Bay Golf Course, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pismo State Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): catch a live performance at Sunset Drive-In Theatre, then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo day trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Luis Obispo hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Morro Bay, Pismo State Beach, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
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Pismo State Beach ©
Pismo State Beach
Morro Bay Golf Course ©
Morro Bay Golf Course
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards ©
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

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Carmel

Carmel
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. To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel travel site .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Visit Fort Point and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like VJB Cellars and Musee Mecanique. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sonoma Valley (in Sonoma), Frog's Leap Winery (in Rutherford) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). Enjoy San Francisco some more: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the exhibits of The Marine Mammal Center, contemplate the long history of Sutro Baths, and work some fitness into your day at Golden Gate Promenade.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Frog's Leap Winery, The Marine Mammal Center, VJB Cellars, Sonoma Valley
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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