24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, Fantastic Race, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions. On the 9th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, discover the magic at Disneyland Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 11th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Tuna Harbor Park and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and finally examine the collection at Mingei International Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Coachella Valley Preserve, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, test your team's savvy at Escape Room Palm Springs, stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally walk around Michael S Wolfson Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 31°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Coachella Valley Preserve ©
Coachella Valley Preserve
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. On the next day, try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, try your luck at The Cosmopolitan Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, explore the activities along Lake Mary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Earthquake Fault, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Mammoth Lakes to be cooler, temps between 32°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
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Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
When in Napa, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Sonoma, approximately Sonoma away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Napa road trip planning site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by combination of bus and train takes about 13.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Napa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
O'Brien Estate Winery ©
O'Brien Estate Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get great views at Battery Spencer, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara journey builder app.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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